Saturday 21 July 2018

Male pedestrian left with serious head injuries after car struck pedestrians on pavement

The silver Saab was left on its side after the crash in Dublin. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
The silver Saab was left on its side after the crash in Dublin. Photo: Colin O'Riordan

Robin Schiller

A man remains in hospital today with serious head injuries after a car struck a number of pedestrians in the capital.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information in relation to the collision, which occurred in the Dublin 2 area on Tuesday evening.

Shortly after 6pm, a silver Saab convertible crashed into four male pedestrians at the junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace in the city centre.

The female driver of the car and one of the pedestrians were taken to St Vincent's Hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A second male pedestrian was taken to Tallaght Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The final two pedestrians were taken to St James's Hospital.

One of the casualties was subsequently removed to Beaumont Hospital in a serious condition.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash, with paramedics treating the injured on site.

"I didn't see it happen, but when I got here, there were medics working on someone on the ground," an eyewitness told the Irish Independent.

"There was bits of the car all over the road and there was at least three fire engines and two ambulances, from what I saw," they added.

Pictures from the scene show the silver Saab convertible flipped over on to its side after the accident.

Debris from the car and a pillar was scattered across the scene.

A Garda spokesman said that the collision was not being treated as a hit-and-run incident.

He said no arrests had been made and the investigations into the incident were ongoing.

The roadway from Earlsfort Terrace on to Harcourt Road was sealed off into the early hours of yesterday morning to facilitate an examination, which was conducted by Garda forensic collision investigators.

One woman, who works near the scene, said: "I didn't see it happen, but came across it after.

"There were ambulances everywhere, it looked really bad."

Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or to any motorists with dash-cam footage of the incident, to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01-666 9000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Separately, gardaí are investigating a fatal road accident in Co Offaly, which occurred in the early hours of yesterday.

A 23-year-old man died when his car crashed into a wall at Shannongrove in Banagher.

The accident occurred at approximately 12.05am.

The victim's car struck the wall and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Portiuncula Hospital in Galway.

Gardaí have completed a forensic examination of the scene.

Anybody with information has been asked to contact gardaí in Portumna on 090-9741004.

Irish Independent

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