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Garda Ombudsman to investigate two-car collision

The collision occurred on Churchtown Road, Dublin, on Thursday morning.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A CRASH INVOLVING a car that was being observed by a garda in the early hours of Thursday morning is to be investigated by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Gardaí said the road traffic collision occurred on Churchtown Road at the junction of Dundrum Road at around 1am on Thursday morning.

A Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission spokesman said the Ombudsman is investigating the collision. He said that a garda on duty became aware of another car that he thought was acting suspiciously, and in the process of trying to stop the car, the vehicle crashed.

All three occupants of the car that crashed were taken to hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening. The matter was referred to the Ombudsman under section 102 of the Garda Siochána Act 2005.

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