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Boy dies after Dublin car crash
21 Dec 2014 20:08
An investigation is under way following a fatal crash in Clondalkin in Dublin last night.
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A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured when the car he was travelling in as a passenger mounted a footpath and hit a tree at around 10pm at Station Road in Clondalkin.
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He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is to be arranged.
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The four other occupants of the car, all male aged between 14 and 16, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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One of the boys was taken to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, where his condition is said to be serious.
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The other three have been taken to Tallaght Hospital.
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All of the teenagers involved in the crash were from the Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard areas of Dublin.
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The scene was closed to facilitate a forensic investigation but has since re-opened.
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Efforts are underway to establish the history of the car involved in the incident, which gardaí say had not been reported stolen.
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Gardaí are trying to establish whether or not someone sold the car to the youths sometime prior to the fatal crash.
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Anyone with information in relation to the collision is asked to contact Ronanstown Garda Station on 01-666-7700, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.
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