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Motorist injured after Garda pursuit ends in car crash in Dublin

GSOC have been called to the scene.

A section of the Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown, Dublin 20.
A section of the Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown, Dublin 20.
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THE GARDA OMBUDSMAN Commission (GSOC) is investigating an incident in Palmerstown, West Dublin earlier today, when a car being pursued by Gardaí crashed into another vehicle.

It is understood that the driver of the second car was brought to hospital with their injuries, while Gardaí pursued a suspect on foot on the Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

A spokesperson for GSOC told they received a referral regarding the incident at around 1pm this afternoon.

Subsequent to that, their officers were dispatched to the scene, which is routine practice in the case of a collision where Garda involvement is suspected.

It’s understood that the suspect in the incident was apprehended on foot by Gardaí.

The Kennelsfort Road was closed for a few hours this afternoon, before re-opening at around 3.30 pm.

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