Man killed after stolen taxi crashes in Dublin
Victim was passenger in vehicle that hit a pole near St James’s Street at 8.45am
The crashed taxi on James’s Street, Dublin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins
Gardaí in Dublin have said they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding a fatal road crash involving a stolen taxi in the south city early this morning.
A man in his mid 20s received fatal injuries when the vehicle in which he was a passenger hit a pole at St James’s Street/Mount Brown at about 8.45am.
He was taken to Saint James’s Hospital nearby, where he was later pronounced dead, a Garda spokesman said.
The State pathologist’s office has been notified and a postmortem is to be carried out.
Investigating gardaí arrested a man in his mid 20s and he is currently detained at Kilmainham Garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
The Garda spokesman said the vehicle involved was the subject of an unauthorised taking in the Dublin 8 area a short time prior to the crash.
“ The vehicle was not being pursued at the time of the collision. No other persons were seriously injured during the incidentm,” he said.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kilmainham Garda station on (01) 6667900, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.