Teen motorcyclist killed and passenger seriously injured in Dublin crash
A young motorcyclist has been killed and his passenger was seriously injured when his bike crashed into a lamp post.
Gardaí at Coolock in Dublin are investigating the single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Clarehall Dublin 17 at approximately 4.20pm on Monday.
UPDATE: road closure in place for the Clare Hall incident R139 / old N32— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 24, 2017
In a statement, gardaí said: "An 18 year old male motorcyclist was fatally injured when his motor cycle collided with a lamp post. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Beaumont Hospital.
"A 23 year old male pillion passenger was seriously injured and has been taken to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital."
The stretch of road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01-666 4200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Dublin Fire Brigade say that two fire engines, an ambulance from Swords and UCD emergency care attended the scene at the Clare Hall roundabout.
Earlier Two pedestrians died in two separate road incidents in Limerick and Cork.
The first fatality happened at around 11.35pm last night in Limerick city when a 40-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on Kileely Road
He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car (aged in his 20s) was uninjured.
The second incident occurred in the Bridge Street area of Cork city at around 11am when a male pedestrian was struck by a truck and died at the scene.
Gardaí in Cork sealed off the area and are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayorstone Garda Station in Limerick 061-456980 or Anglesea Garda Station in Cork on 021-4522000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.