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Monday 21 May 2018

Three people injured in suspected hit-and-run near Dublin train station

The scene at Coolmine train station in Dublin.
Pic: Justin Farrelly.
The scene at Coolmine train station in Dublin. Pic: Justin Farrelly.

Ian Begley

GARDAI are investigating a suspected hit-and-run in which three people were injured this morning.

The incident happened near Coolmine train station, Blanchardstown in Dublin at approximately 9.30am.

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Two male pedestrians, aged 54 and 19, were seriously injured when the struck by a car. A female pedestrian also sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The injured were taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital.

The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene and there are unconfirmed witness reports that the car mounted the footpath.

The scene at Coolmine train station in Dublin.
Pic: Justin Farrelly.
The scene at Coolmine train station in Dublin. Pic: Justin Farrelly.

During a follow-up operation, gardaí arrested a man in his late thirties.

He is currently detained for questioning in relation to the incident under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

The road is currently closed for technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Meanwhile, Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to examine the scene.

Rail services at Coolmine Station are not affected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station 01-6667000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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