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Monday 22 September 2014

Pedestrian (56) is killed in horror crash

A PEDESTRIAN was killed in a horrific city centre road accident this morning.

The latest road tragedy claimed the life of a 56-year-old man.

Our pictures show the scene close to Connolly Station after the victim was hit by an oncoming car at approximately 1.10am.

Gardai were today investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the man, who was from Seville Place in Dublin's north inner city.

He has been named locally as Brendan Byrne, who is understood to have been hit by a car while crossing the road after visiting a nearby takeaway.

He was struck by a 00-reg wine-coloured Honda Civic, which remained at the scene until after rush hour this morning.

Accident

The right side of the car's windscreen was smashed as a result of the accident.

The accident happened right outside Cleary's pub - a popular bar for city residents.

Mr Byrne was rushed to the nearby Mater Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A section of Amiens Street was closed to vehicles in both directions, with officers diverting traffic.

Gardai carried out a technical examination of the scene this morning.

Sources say that the tragic car accident is not being treated as a criminal matter and that the traumatised driver of the Honda Civic co-operated with investigators.

"The driver remained at the scene - the driver had not been drinking," said a source.

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