A 16-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car on the Stillorgan dual-carriageway in Dublin.

The incident happened on the N11 southbound near the junction with Kilmacud Road at around 9.15pm last night. 

Gardaí say the girl died at the scene after she was struck while attempting to cross the road.

Her body was removed to St Vincent’s University Hospital and a full post- mortem examination is to take place today.

The road has reopened after an investigation of the scene by garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Blackrock Garda Station on 01-6665200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.