Appeal after pedestrian killed in M50 collision

Collision: Emergency services at the scene on the M50
Collision: Emergency services at the scene on the M50

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. 

Gardai confirmed the M50 had been closed southbound this afternoon after a "serious" collision. 

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. 

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.