Investigation launched into bus crash

Monday 04 December 2000 22.56

An investigation has begun into last night's crash between two buses in Dublin, in which several people were injured. The driver of the Bus Éireann vehicle is described as being in a comfortable condition in hospital. All those from the other bus who were being treated in hospital have now been discharged. The Bus Éireann vehicle, which was not carrying any passengers at the time, has been removed from the Liffey.

The accident occured when the coach crashed through a wall into the River Liffey after colliding with a private bus. The Bus Éireann coach was travelling towards Butt Bridge in Dublin City Centre at around 9.30pm. A private coach coming from Tara Street collided with it at the crossroads before the bridge. The Bus Éireann coach was forced off the road and crashed through the Bridge and into the River Liffey. The front of the bus was submerged in the river. The driver was winched from the vehicle and taken to the Mater Hospital.