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Man dies after crashing car and becoming unresponsive while being restrained by gardaí

Gardaí have confirmed that the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

The scene which remains sealed off on Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Walkinstown following a car accident.
The scene which remains sealed off on Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Walkinstown following a car accident.
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A MAN HAS died after he became unresponsive while being restrained by gardaí last night following crashing his car.

Gardaí were called to an incident at Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Walkinstown in Dublin last night.

A silver Volvo S40 had crashed into a steel barrier at about 9pm.

A man (30s) who was believed to be the driver of the car made his way to Templemanor Close knocked on the door of a number of houses and forced his way into two houses on Templemanor Drive.

Gardaí arrived at the scene and the man became aggressive, forcing the gardaí to restrain him.

As he was being removed from the house he became unresponsive and medical assistance was called.

He was taken to Tallaght Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out this morning by the state pathologist.

Gardaí have confirmed that the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

The crash scene and the house where the man was arrested have been sealed off for a technical examination by garda crime scene examiners and garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who witnessed the initial crash on Limekiln Ave or who may have been in the Templemanor area between 9pm and 10pm on last night to contact them at Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 6200.

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