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UPDATE: Woman dies after being hit by car in Dublin city centre

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, has been arrested.

TWO PEDESTRIANS WERE injured, one fatally, in a road traffic incident on Abbey Street in Dublin city centre close to the Jervis Luas stop today.

The man and woman were injured when they were struck by a car shortly before 1.00pm.

Both were taken to the Mater Hospital where the woman, aged in her 50s, was later pronounced dead. The man is believed to have suffered leg injuries.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested under the Road Traffic Act at the scene and is detained at Store Street Garda Station.

The area was sealed off and the road was closed for a number of hours to facilitate a forensic collision investigation of the scene. However Middle Abbey Street has now re-opened and Red Line Luas services have been restored.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them at Store Street Garda station on 01 666 8000.

(Images: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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