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  • Northside West

Appeal for M50 accident witnesses

Monday, 28th January, 2019 6:00pm
Appeal for M50 accident witnesses

Gardaí in Finglas are appealing for witnesses to last week’s tragic M50 accident. FILE PHOTO

Appeal for M50 accident witnesses

Gardaí in Finglas are appealing for witnesses to last week’s tragic M50 accident. FILE PHOTO

GARDAÍ in Finglas are appealing for witnesses to the horrific fatal traffic accident on the M50 at Junction 5 last week.

Shortly before 11.30am on Thursday, January 24, Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of the multi vehicle collision on the slip road to Finglas.

The driver in one of the cars, a woman in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of a second car, a male in his 50s, was taken to Connolly hospital by ambulance for treatment. His condition was not thought to be life threatening.

Minor damage was also caused to a lorry and a third car in the incident.

Garda Forensic collision investigators fully examined the crash site and vehicles, and the body of the deceased was removed to Dublin City Morgue.

The slip road from the M50 northbound at Junction 5 (Finglas) was closed to all traffic to facilitate repairs to a crash barrier. 

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for information. They are particularly appealing to anyone who was travelling on the M50 from Junction 6 (Blanchardstown) and Junction 5 (Finglas) between 11.15am and 11.30am to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station 01-6667500 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111.

Investigating gardaí said they were aware of images taken at the crash site being circulated online and asked people not to share or circulate the images out of respect to the family of the deceased and those involved in the collision.

The images caused much anger with Ballymun Dublin GAA star, Philly McMahon, who slammed those who took photos and video footage at the scene of the accident.

“It's an absolute disgrace that someone in their right mind thinks it's OK to take pictures and videos of another human being after an horrific accident,” he posted on Twitter.

“Think of the person and his/her family. Would you like it? If you get sent it, delete it out of respect.”

His post was shared hundreds of times and received over 7,500 likes.

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