Woman dies after Dublin car crash
A woman died after a car crashed into pedestrians at the junction of Abbey Street and Jervis Street in Dublin at lunchtime today.
A man and a woman were injured when they were struck by the car close to the Jervis Luas stop shortly before 1pm.
Both were taken to the Mater hospital where the woman, aged in her 50s, was later pronounced dead. The man is believed to have suffered leg injuries.
Gardaí are investigating the incident, which has affected services on the Red Luas line.
Luas released a statement at 5.30pm stating that the disruption was ongoing.
"The gardaí have asked that Luas do not run in the area due to the nature of the accident," it said.
"Luas services are running at the moment between Saggart/Tallaght and Smithfield. There is no service between Smithfield and the city including The Docklands area. Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus for the duration of the disruption."
The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested under the Road Traffic Act at the scene and is being detained at Store Street Garda station.
The area is sealed off and the road has been closed to facilitate a forensic collision investigation of the scene. The area is expected to be closed to traffic for three to four hours.
The Red Luas line is currently running from Saggart and Tallaght as far as Smithfield. Luas tickets for the service are valid on bus services.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them at Store Street Garda station on 01 666 8000.