Second man dies following hijacked taxi crash
Victim in his 20s pronounced dead today, gardaí confirm
The hijacked taxi which crashed into a lock bridge on North Wall quay in Dublin city centre early on Monday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire
A second man injured when a hijacked taxi crashed into a lock bridge in Dublin city centre at the weekend has died in hospital.
A Garda spokesman confirmed the victim, who was in his early 20s, was pronounced dead this afternoon.
The car was taken from its owner before the crash at North Wall Quay at about 2.40am on Monday morning.
There were three men in the car when it crashed. The third male received minor injuries.
North Wall Quay was closed in both directions at the Convention Centre for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators.
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone who was on North Wall Quay at the time to contact Store Street Garda station on 01-6668000.
The death of the man today makes him the fifth young man killed as a result of a road crash over the bank holiday weekend.