Boy (17) dies and three others injured in Dublin car crash

GSoc investigating collision between car and van on Naas Road in early hours of Saturday

In a statement this morning, GSoc said the blue Peugeot had come to the attention of gardaí in Tallaght soon after midnight.  File photograph: Frank Miller

In a statement this morning, GSoc said the blue Peugeot had come to the attention of gardaí in Tallaght soon after midnight. File photograph: Frank Miller

 

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc) is investigating a collision in Dublin on Saturday morning in which a teenage boy died.

The incident occurred on the westbound lanes of the N7 Naas Road, Clondalkin, at about 12.30am. The crash involved a blue Peugeot 307 and a white Mercedes van.

The 17-year-old was the driver and only occupant of the car with a 03 LH registration. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to the mortuary at Tallaght hospital.

The occupants of the van – two men (aged 45 and 46) and a boy (9) – were taken by ambulance to the same hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The vehicles were examined at the scene and the road has since reopened to traffic. The coroner has been notified of the death.

In a statement this morning, GSoc said the blue Peugeot had come to the attention of gardaí in Tallaght soon after midnight.

The car travelled along the Belgard Road before driving onto the N7, colliding with the Mercedes van shortly afterwards, GSoc said.

“The collision happened on the outbound side of the carriageway and the car was on the wrong side of the road.”

Gsoc is legally obliged to begin inquiries into any incident that results in a member of the public being injured or killed around the time they were in contact with a garda.

Gardaí have asked witnesses, particularly those who may have relevant dashcam footage, to contact them. Those with information can contact Clondalkin Garda station (01 6667600) or the Garda confidential line (1800 666 111).

GSoc is also asking for witnesses to contact them on 1890 600 800.