Teenage girl travelling on scooter seriously injured in collision

Girl struck by van on Walkinstown Avenue in Dublin on Wednesday, gardaí say

The girl is being treated for serious injuries at Children’s Health Ireland Hospital in Crumlin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The girl is being treated for serious injuries at Children’s Health Ireland Hospital in Crumlin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

 

A teenage girl was seriously injured after she was struck by a van while she was travelling on a push scooter in Dublin, gardaí have said.

The collision happened on Walkinstown Avenue in Dublin 12 shortly after 6pm on Wednesday.

The teenager is being treated for serious injuries at Children’s Health Ireland Hospital in Crumlin. No other injuries were reported from the incident.

The scene was preserved for technical examination, and investigations are continuing.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information on the incident to contact them at Crumlin Garda station on 01-666-6200, the Garda confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

Any person, whether a motorist or pedestrian, who was travelling along Walkinstown Avenue on Wednesday between 5.45pm and 6.30pm is also asked to come forward.

Gardaí have asked that any camera footage is made available to them.