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Four people hospitalised after truck crashes through barrier

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning
The scene of the smash on the M50 this morning

The scene of the smash on the M50 this morning

Clodagh Meaney

Four people were taken to hospital after a truck smashed through crash barriers on the M50.

The incident occurred near Junction 16 at the Cherrywood turn-off in the early hours of this morning.

A pick-up truck went off the road before smashing through crash barriers at around 1.20am.

Sharing images of the accident on Twitter, Dublin Fire Brigade said: “Firefighter/Paramedics from Dun Laoghaire were part of a multi-agency response to an RTC on the @M50Dublin J16 overnight.”

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“Four people were treated and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries."

Those injured in the accident were given first aid treatment at the scene by Fire Brigade paramedics before they taken to St Vincent's Hospital.

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