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Sutton Dart Station level crossing. Google Street View

Bin truck stolen from city and crashed into level crossing at Sutton during evening rush hour

The movements of the stolen bin truck were being monitored by several garda units.


A GARDA INVESTIGATION is underway after a stolen bin truck crashed into a level crossing barrier near Sutton DART station in North Dublin yesterday evening, causing disruption to commuters.

The truck was taken from Parliament Street in Dublin city early yesterday evening while a worker was out emptying bins.

Its movements were monitored by a number of garda units, before it crashed into the barriers at the station at 6pm. 

The man driving the stolen truck was taken to a Dublin Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No other injuries have been reported. 

“Garda investigations into all the circumstances of this incident are ongoing. Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry in relation to this investigation,” a Garda spokesperson said. 

Services between Howth Junction and Howth were suspended as repairs were carried out on the crossing.

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