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01st Sep 2023

Man (20s) dies after being hit by bus on busy Dublin street, Busáras and Luas services disrupted

Stephen Porzio

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The incident comes in the wake of several road fatalities in Ireland in recent days.

A man has died after being struck by a bus on a busy street in Dublin city centre.

The crash, which involved a bus and a pedestrian, occurred at the junction of Amiens Street and Store Street in Dublin 1 on Thursday, 31 August at around 11.30pm.

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Man (20s) dies after being hit by bus on busy Dublin street.

The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was fatally injured during the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No other injuries in the crash have been reported, while the body of the deceased has since been taken to the City Morgue at Whitehall.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the incident, which is currently preserved for a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

As such, there are road closures in place at the junction of Amiens Street/Store Street and Beresford Place/Amiens Street.

Busáras and Luas services disrupted

Located on Store Street, Busáras – Dublin’s main bus station – has said it is “currently closed for all services” due to a “serious incident in the area.

“All customers whose routes service Busáras are advised to go to our website to view service updates and alternate departure points. Further updates will be issued,” Bus Éireann wrote on Twitter.

The crash has also impacted Luas services, as one of the tram system’s stops is at Busáras.

Luas said in a statement: “Passengers on the Red Line, please be advised [that] due to a non-Luas related incident at Busáras, services are operating between Tallaght/Saggart to Abbey Street and Abbey Street to Tallaght/Saggart only.

“Tickets are valid on Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“All Green Line services are operating normally.”

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage, including dashcam footage, and were in the Amiens Street/Store Street area on Thursday night between 11.15 pm and 11.45 p.m., are asked to make this footage available to officers.

Those with information should contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

This incident comes in the wake of several road fatalities in recent days in Ireland.

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