Tour bus ploughs into parked cars
Gardai and ESB engineers at the scene of the bus crash at Merrion Square, Dublin, yesterday morning. Martin Nolan
PEDESTRIANS had a lucky escape yesterday when a tour bus ploughed into a number of cars before mounting the footpath on Dublin's Merrion Square, writes Kevin Keane.
The vehicle, run by tour operator Globus, left the road after the driver suffered a suspected heart attack while heading west along the north side of the square shortly after 9am.
The bus hit at least three parked cars before knocking over a lamp-post and crashing through cast iron railings.
The footpath is a busy thoroughfare and is close to the well-known Oscar Wilde memorial.
The driver of the bus was taken to hospital for treatment while the bus's passengers were uninjured. No pedestrians were hurt.