Five injured after stolen car rampage in Dublin

 

Five people were injured last night after a stolen car rampaged through Dublin city colliding with several other vehicles including a Garda patrol car.

Gardai were alerted after an off-duty officer saw the BMW crash into a number of cars on Exchequer Street and South Great Georges Street at around 11 pm.

The officer jumped on the bonnet in a bid to stop the vehicle but failed. The BMW sped off towards Aungier Street after colliding with a taxi and ramming a garda patrol car a number of times.

The car then collided with several cars and left a number of people injured. Five people were taken to hospital, one woman sustained a broken leg and a man suffered neck injuries.

Two men fled the scene on foot after the crash on Aungier Street. Gardai arrested one of the men and took him to Pearse Street Garda station for questioning. He was due to appear at Dublin District Court later today.

The vehicle had been stolen at knifepoint a number of hours earlier in a housing estate in the Leopardstown area of south Dublin.