Two men aged in their 50s and 60s have died after bus collided with pedestrian in Cork
The bus collided with a pedestrian and a number of parked vehicles during the incident.
Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the Strand Road in Monkstown in Cork on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1.30pm.
A bus collided with a pedestrian and a number of parked vehicles during the incident.
The driver of the bus, a male aged in his 50s, died during the incident and his body remains at the scene.
The pedestrian, a male aged in his 60s, was fatally injured during the incident and his body also remains at the scene at this time. There were no other injuries.
The road is currently closed to allow for Forensic Collision Investigators to carry out a technical examination. Local diversions are in place.
The vehicle was a single deck city bus, registered in 2016.
Gardaí in Togher are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
Investigations into the incident are currently ongoing.
Any road users who were travelling on the Strand Road between 1.15pm and 1.45pm this afternoon, and who may have camera footage, including dash cam, are being asked to make the footage available to Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
Bus Éireann said that they would be putting in place support measures for employees impacted following the crash, adding that they "extend the deepest sympathies of the entire company to the family and friends of the two people who died."
“This is a very tragic event. This is a terrible and sad day for everyone at Bus Éireann, and we are all heavy-hearted,” said Stephen Kent, Chief Executive Officer, Bus Éireann.
“Our thoughts are with the families and communities affected by this loss. We would like sincerely to thank the emergency services for all their work and assistance today and our own employees who responded at the scene.
"Safety has always been Bus Éireann’s priority and the company is also investigating the accident, and cooperating fully with the relevant authorities.