A woman is killed and thirteen other people are injured after a bus driver goes on a rampage in Dublin.
Bluebell in south Dublin is a crime scene following an incident in which a bus ploughed into cars. A female motorist was killed and a number of other people, including five gardaí, were injured.
This is just one in a sequence of events that occurred as the bus was driven for miles along the Naas road over the course of an hour while being pursued by An Garda Síochána.
The incident began when the driver took the privately owned bus from a depot in Rathcoole. Gardaí were called after the bus was spotted driving erratically near Heuston Station in Kilmainham.
To avoid a garda roadblock at Bluebell, the bus drove headlong through cars that were stopped at traffic lights. The driver also rammed a number of cars in the area. Witnesses describe how the bus kept travelling away from the scene after these collisions.
It was carnage, basically he ploughed through everybody; it was just manic.
Another eye witness describes seeing motorists getting out of their cars and attempting to warn other drivers away from the incident.
At three different locations gardaí fired shots in an attempt to stop the vehicle. By the time the coach crashed at Rathoole, there were a number of crime scenes along the route. Thirteen people, including the driver of the coach were taken to hospital.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 May 2006. The reporter is Barry Cummins.