Appeal after pedestrian killed in M50 collision
A man has died in a collision with a lorry on the busy M50 motorway, gardai have confirmed.
Authorities confirmed a male was fatally injured in a collision with a lorry at approximately 2.10pm today.
@GOAT_Ali The incident is just after J6 S'bound off ramp & before J6 on ramp so traffic diverted off to Railway bridge & back to on ramp.— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) November 18, 2015
Gardai confirmed the M50 had been closed southbound this afternoon after a "serious" collision.
M50 closed at Jct 6 Blanchardstown Southbound due to serious collision. Diversions are in place— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 18, 2015
The man's body has been removed to the mortuary at nearby Blanchardstown Hospital.
The Dublin Fire Brigade urged people to avoid the area after several units were sent to the scene.
Nobody else was injured in the collision, gardai added.
A section of the motorway has been reopened.
DUBLIN: Right lane of the M50 sthbound at J6 Blanchardstown has reopened. The left & middle lanes still closed due to a fatal crash.— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 18, 2015
Gardai in Blanchardstown are appealing for witnesses to contact them at 01 6667000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Update 17.48: Gardai confirm that the forensic collision investigators have finished their examination of the scene.
The area is currently been cleaned and is expected to open shortly.
Update 18.20: The collision on the M50 at junction 6 has now been cleared and all lanes are now open.