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Man injured in "serious" road traffic incident on the Quays

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The incident occurred at Merchant's Quay in Dublin's city centre
The incident occurred at Merchant's Quay in Dublin's city centre

Emergency services were at the scene of an incident in Dublin city centre where a man is believed to have been stuck under a large commercial vehicle.

The pedestrian, a man in his late 20s, is believed to have been stuck under the 40-foot articulated lorry since before 7am. 

The incident occurred at Merchant's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey.

He has since been transferred to St James's Hospital where his condition is described as being serious. Nobody else was injured in the incident. 

More than two dozen fire fighters were at the scene, as well as two fire engines and one ambulance.

Traffic congestion is building up on the narrow Quays and major delays are expected, according to the AA.

The incident was blocking both lanes, they said. 

Gardaí said diversions are in place and have advised drivers to use alternative routes.

The AA added that motorists should divert to Wood Quay at Winetavern Street.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Kevin St Garda station on 01 6669400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.