CRASH HORROR Car involved in collision with Dublin bus had earlier failed to pull over when signalled by gardai
Eight people brought to hospital with two males in 'a serious condition'
A car involved in a crash with a bus in Dublin, which resulted in eight people being hospitalised, had earlier failed to pull over when signalled by a patrol car.
Sources said gardai had made the signal to the vehicle in the Dublin 4 area.
These pictures show the dramatic aftermath of the horrific crash on Friday night. Two passengers on the bus were badly injured, while six other passengers were also taken to hospital in ambulances.
Two people in the car - which was being pursued by gardaí - were also injured.
"Gardaí at Irishtown are appealing for witnesses following a serious traffic collision on Northumberland Road," a garda spokesman said.
"At approximately 10.45pm on Friday night Emergency Services and Gardaí were notified of a collision involving a car and a (Dublin) bus at the junction of Northumberland Road and Haddington Road.
"The scene was attended by Dublin Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service personnel and gardaí. A total of eight people were taken from the scene by Ambulance to St Vincent's University Hospital, including both occupants of the car.
"Of those taken to hospital it is understood that two passengers from the bus (both male) are in a serious condition."
The scene of the incident was preserved for technical examination. The junction was closed to traffic for most of yesterday with diversions in place.
A spokesperson added: "Gardaí are also appealing to those who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) from the area at this time to make it available to gardaí.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Irishtown Garda Station on 01 666 9600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.
"As one of the vehicles involved had come to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident, An Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission have been notified.
"Investigations are ongoing."