One teenager dead, another injured following Dublin collision

Crash involving two motorcycles and a car occurred in Glasnevin area

Debris on the footpath and road following a fatal collision on the Finglas Road in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Debris on the footpath and road following a fatal collision on the Finglas Road in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

 

A teenager has died and another has been injured after two motorcycles were innvolved in a collision with a car in Dublin.

The collision occurred on the Finglas Road in Glasnevin, at about 10.15pm on Saturday night.

Two male teenagers were taken to the Mater Hospital where one of them, the driver of one of the motorcycles, was later pronounced dead. He has been named locally as Calvin Gilchrist (18).

The second teenager, a passenger on one of the motorcycles, continues to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí said the driver of the car was uninjured.

In a Facebook post, Belvedere Football Club said: “More heartbreaking news as the club have also heard of the tragic passing of another former player Calvin Gilchrist who passed away at the age of just 18 late last night.

“Calvin also from East Wall played for the club from a young age where he graduated from the Belvo Academy right up to U14’s.”

Gardaí in Mountjoy are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

“Any road users who were travelling on the Finglas Road on Saturday 31st July between 10.10pm and 10.25pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to gardaí,” a Garda statement said.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”