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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Young woman killed by truck outside station

A YOUNG woman was killed in a horror traffic accident outside Heuston Station.

The pedestrian, understood to be in her late teens or early 20s, was hit by a lorry as she crossed the road near the Luas stop.

The accident occurred at around 4.20pm at an access road to the station's car park and set-down area.

It is believed that the young woman suffered catastrophic injuries and died instantly.

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Paramedics and gardai rushed to the scene, but the victim was pronounced dead by emergency services on their arrival.

The body was removed from the scene and forensic examiners outlined blood spatters and the woman's belongings at the scene.

Gardai were last night working to establish the victim's identity.

One eyewitness told the Herald: "She was a young girl, a teenager I'd say, and the lorry went right over her.

"The paramedics were on the scene straight away, but I'd say there was nothing they could do for her."

A number of people posted online about having passed the scene as the incident happened.

One commuter posted on Twitter: "When I passed they were covering her up with yellow sheeting.

"Being honest she didn't look good at all. She really looked bad."

Another passer-by said: "Passed by earlier, they had circled blood and belongings on the road, the woman's shoes were under the truck. Very sad."

One other bystander spoke of the shock of something so awful happening.

"It's so shocking, we all heard that she was a young girl and that she died straight away," they said. "That could've happened to anybody. I really feel for her family."

The Red Luas Line was closed for some time yesterday afternoon to facilitate a forensic investigation, but full service resumed a number of hours later.

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