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'Substantial damage' caused as car crashes into front wall of house

Gardaí are investigating after a Skoda Octavia made a rather large dent on a terrace next to the Mater Hospital.

Mater 1 Source: Robert Treston

THE STRUCTURAL VIABILITY of a house near the Mater Hospital in Dublin was affected after a car smashed into it yesterday.

Gardaí are investigating the incident, which saw a Skoda car collide – seemingly while reversing – into the house on Kenmare Parade off Dublin’s North Circular Road.

The Garda Press Office confirmed that Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating the crash.

The incident happened yesterday morning at 10.30am. The driver of the car suffered injuries in the crash.

Mater 2 Source: Robert Treston

Substantial damage

“The car is a Skoda which was removed from the scene at approximately 3pm this afternoon,” a Garda spokesman said.

Substantial damage was caused to the property. Supports were put in place prior to the car being removed.

“The driver was injured. He was brought to the Mater Hospital as a precautionary measure.”

Kenmare Parade Source: Google Maps

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The incident happened in Kenmare Parade off North Circular Road in Dublin 7.

Earlier today, a bystander told TheJournal.ie that “they are afraid if they move the car the house might collapse”. The car has since been removed.

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