Two Bus Crashes Hit North Co Dublin

A total of 10 people are in hospital after two separate bus crashes in north Co Dublin this morning.

In the fist incident, six people were hospitalised after a bus and a van collided in the Rush area of the capital.

Three passengers and a Dublin Bus driver, along with the driver and passenger of the van, were injured in the crash at 7.10am on the town's main street.

Dublin Bus said 10 passengers were on board the bus involved in the first crash, a 33 service travelling from Dublin to Skerries.

However, when traffic was diverted to avoid the area, a second double-decker Dublin Bus collided with a car in Sandy Lane in the town.

A spokeswoman said 71 commuters were on the 33X service heading into the city which collided with a Golf GTi.

"Two passengers were taken to hospital and the two occupants of the car," she continued.

"All the roads are blocked and services are delayed."

None of those taken to hospital are believed to have suffered serious injuries.

AA Roadwatch said there were heavy delays in the Rush area. The main street was closed earlier but has now reopened.

In other road news, a 28-year-old male was fatally injured when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding in Co Waterford.

Gardai at Gorey are investigating the fatal road collision that occurred on the Gorey to Courtown Harbour road (R742) at Tomsila at approximately 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body taken to Waterford Regional Hospital. He was alone on the motorcycle.

The road is closed and diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators at scene.

Anyone that may have witnessed the incident or who may be able to assist the Gardai with their investigation is asked to contact Gorey Garda Station on 053-9430690, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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