Monday 18 December 2017

Teenage girl rushed to hospital after being struck by car on her way to school

Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

A teenage girl has been rushed to hospital after an early morning road collision in North Dublin.

The youth, believed to be in her early teens, suffered serious injuries after she was hit by a car on the Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock, North Dublin at 7.45am. understands that the girl was on her way to school when the collision occurred.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the teenager was brought to Temple Street Children's Hospital where her condition has been described as "serious".

A spokesman said: "Gardaí at Santry are investigating a collision that occurred on the Oscar Traynor Road at approximately 7.45 am this morning."

A small section of road, between a bus stop and a pedestrian crossing on Oscar Traynor Road has been sealed off by gardai.

The collision occurred on the Coolock end of the busy roadway, just off the M50.

Officers are currently waiting for Forensic Collision Investigators of the Garda Technical Bureau to carry out an examination of the scene.

A black Volkswagen saloon, understood to be involved in the collision remained on the road and will also be examined by gardai.

The vehicle's front wing mirror was broken but it is not yet known if this was as a result of the incident.

Four gardai are currently dealing with traffic congestion on the busy roadway, with the collision having caused major tailbacks throughout the morning.

Gardai in Santry are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision this morning to contact them.

The roadway would have been busy with commuters as well as schoolchildren using vehicles and buses on their morning commute.

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