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Saturday 21 April 2018

Pedestrian in 'serious condition' after car struck number of people in Dublin

Senior sources say incident not terror-related

The scene of the crash at Adelaide Road/Earlsford Terrace Pic: Colin O'Riordan
The scene of the crash at Adelaide Road/Earlsford Terrace Pic: Colin O'Riordan
The scene of the collision on Adelaide Road Photo: Robin Schiller

Amy Molloy, Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

One of the people injured in this evening's road traffic collision is in a serious condition in hospital.

The other five casualties are described as having "non-serious injuries."

Their genders and ages have not yet been released and they are being treated at a number of hospitals in the capital.

The crash took place at the junction of Earlsfort Terrace and Adelaide Road at around 6.16pm.

Scene of the incident on Adelaide Road, South Dublin. Picture: Reader
Scene of the incident on Adelaide Road, South Dublin. Picture: Reader

A garda spokesman said "it appears from initial investigations that a number of pedestrians were struck by a car."

He added: "This is not a hit and run incident."

Senior sources confirmed the incident is not terror-related.

Six people were hospitalised following the collision.

Five ambulances and four fire engines attended the scene.

An eye-witness said a vehicle was on its roof and a number of people had suffered injuries.

Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Picture: Colin O'Riordan

Road closures are in place at Adelaide Rd and Leeson Street Lower. Drivers are being advised to use alternative routes.

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed that two fire tenders from Donnybrook as well as one from both Tara St and Donnybrook were at the scene.

DFB tweeted from their official account: "We are dealing with a major RTC [Road traffic collision] on Adelaide Road, 4 Fire engines & 5 ambo IA [in attendance]."

Gardai have confirmed that no arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

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