Gardaí investigate death of man in Walkinstown after car crash

Man is believed to have forced his way into two houses on Templemanor Drive

The corner of Limekiln Avenue and Templemanor Drive in Walkinstown. Google Maps

The corner of Limekiln Avenue and Templemanor Drive in Walkinstown. Google Maps

 

Gardaí are investigating after a man died in Dublin on Friday night soon after a car crash.

The man, in his 30s, is believed to have been the driver of a silver Volvo S40 which crashed into a steel barrier at Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Walkinstown at 9pm on Friday night.

He then made his way to nearby Templemanor Close, where he knocked on the doors of a number of houses. He is believed to have forced his way into two houses on Templemanor Drive.

Gardaí say when they arrived at the scene the man became aggressive, and he was restrained and arrested. However, as he was being removed from a house he became unresponsive and medical assistance was called.

He was taken to Tallaght Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on Saturday by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy.

As is the norm in such cases that involve gardaí, the incident has been referred to Gsoc (the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission).

The crash scene and the house where the man was arrested have been sealed off for a technical examination by Garda Crime Scene Examiners and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or who were in the Templemanor area between 9pm and 10pm on Friday night to contact them at Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 6200.