THERE ARE TRAFFIC delays in Dublin city centre following a collision involving a Dublin Bus and a van.
Gardaí are at the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 7.10am at the junction of Shaw Street and Townsend Street.
Three people were taken to hospital – the bus driver and the two occupants of the van – with minor injuries.
The bus was badly damaged in the incident. It was just after commencing service on the 67 route (travelling from Dublin to Celbridge in Kildare) and no customers were on board at the time of the incident.
Shaw Street was closed between Memorial Bridge and Townsend Street, but has since reopened.
Townsend Street was closed between Tara Street and Shaw Street but one lane has reopened, according to AA Roadwatch.
The collision was cleared at around 8.30am.
However, traffic lights at the site are not working and gardaí are directing traffic. Motorists have been advised to exercise caution in the area.
A spokesperson said Dublin Bus is “cooperating fully with An Garda Siochana” and “has commenced an internal investigation as per our safety management protocol”.