A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was apparently struck by the luggage door of a coach at Lincoln Place, near Trinity College Dublin this afternoon.

Gardaí are investigating the hit and run collision which occurred at 3.10pm in the city centre.

It is believed that the luggage door of the coach hit three pedestrians - one woman and two men.

The woman was taken to St James Hospital where her injuries are described as critical.

The two men were taken to St Vincent’s University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01-666 9000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.