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Pedestrian hit by car and knocked onto Luas tracks

A MAN was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car which sent him sprawling onto the Luas tracks.

The incident took place before 6am this morning, when the man was struck by a blue Peugeot station wagon and knocked onto the Luas line between the stops at the National Museum and Smithfield, at the junction of Queen Street and Pembroke Street.

The incident took place before the tram service was in operation.

The man was rushed from the scene at 6.20am and was taken to the Mater Hospital, where his injuries are not life-threatening.

The collision caused minor disruption to Luas traffic as paramedics attended to the man but the light rail system is up and running without any further delay to commuters.

The visibly shaken driver was questioned at the scene by members of An Garda Siochana after the pedestrian was rushed to hospital.

Contents of a bag being carried by the man were left strewn across the road. The accident took place at a set of traffic lights on Queen Street and the car was heading toward the quays.

Gardai at the Bridewell Garda Station are investigating the incident and no traffic disruption was reported as a result of the incident.