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Video: Shocking footage of wild driving in area where motorcyclist was seriously injured on Christmas Day

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Madness: A car performing a handbrake turn on the public road in the inner city
Madness: A car performing a handbrake turn on the public road in the inner city

Shocking video footage has been posted online of handbrake turns and high-speed driving on the same streets - on the same night - where a young man was seriously injured in inner-city Dublin.

The video, which has been shared on social media, shows a number of cars flying up and down Sean MacDermott Street before pulling handbrake turns on the public road.

Some motorbikes are also seen racing up and down the street in the short clip.

The video was posted withv a message saying it was captured in the early hours of Christmas morning.

That same night, a collision between a garda car and a motorbike left a young man fighting for his life.

The injured man, Evan Molloy, who is in his 20s, is originally from the Sheriff Street area.

He was rushed to the Mater Hospital, but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where he underwent treatment for serious head injuries.

His family spent Christmas Day at his bedside.

GSOC are investigating the incident on a night where there were multiple incidents in the area.

A number of vehicles, including cars and motorbikes, were burnt out and the remains could be seen smouldering on nearby Railway Road.

Two separate collisions involving an SUV and a car were also reported and a number of bins in the area were set on fire.

According to one witness, members of the fire brigade "came under attack" as people streamed on to the streets.

It is understood gardaí in other city centre stations were put on standby to support colleagues, but were not drafted in.

A GSOC spokesperson has said a team of investigators has attended the scene and that an investigation to establish the circumstances of the collision is being undertaken.

"A motorbike and a Garda patrol car collided, resulting in serious damage to both vehicles and what appears to be serious injury to the driver of the motorbike," it said in a statement.

"A forensic collision examination has been undertaken.

"The incident was referred by the Garda Síochána to GSOC under section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which is normal procedure when a death or serious harm has occurred and there has been Garda contact.

"GSOC is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who has information which may assist the investigation, to contact them on 1890 600 800."