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Bike tragedy Gardai renew appeal for information on Dublin crash that claimed life of man (19)

'Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward'

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Calvin Gilchrist

Calvin Gilchrist

Calvin Gilchrist

Gardai have renewed an appeal for information on a fatal road traffic accident that claimed a teenager's life in Dublin.

Calvin Gilchrist (19) died and another teen was injured after two motorcycles were involved in a collision with a car on Saturday night.

Gardaí in Mountjoy are continuing their appeal for information into the incident that occurred on the Finglas Road in Glasnevin.

“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward,” they said.

“Any road users who were travelling on the Finglas Road, or in the Finglas Road area on Saturday, July 31 between 10pm and 10.25pm, and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to gardaí.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

In an earlier release gardai said males were taken from the scene to the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

“A male in his late teens, the driver of the motorcycle, was later pronounced deceased,” gardai said. “A post-mortem will follow.

“A passenger one of the motorcycles, a male in his mid-teens, continues to receive treatment for his injuries. These are not believed to be life threatening.

“The driver of the car was uninjured. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

In a Facebook post, Belvedere Football Club said: “More heart-breaking news as the club have also heard of the tragic passing of another former player Calvin Gilchrist who passed away at the age of just 18 late last night.

“Calvin, also from East Wall, played for the club from a young age where he graduated from the Belvo Academy right up to U14’s.”


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