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GSOC notified as three men die following collision on Dublin's N7

The driver of a truck has been taken to Tallaght University Hospital.

The N7 at Rathcoole this morning, in the area where three men were killed in a collision late last night.
The N7 at Rathcoole this morning, in the area where three men were killed in a collision late last night.
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Updated Jul 8th 2021, 3:40 PM

THE GARDA OMBUDSMAN has been notified and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after three men were killed following a collision on the N7 at Rathcoole in Dublin. 

The collision happened when a car travelling on the wrong side of the road collided with a truck at around 11.40pm yesterday. 

All three occupants of the car sustained fatal injuries. Post-mortem examinations are to take place later this afternoon.

The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s, has since been taken to Tallaght University Hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries. 

Gardaí had been involved in a pursuit with the vehicle. However, that pursuit ended once the car entered the M7 headed in the wrong direction, sources told The Journal. 

The scene was closed this morning to allow for forensic collision investigators to conduct an examination. 

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

In particular, Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen a dark blue BMW 3 Series vehicle (06-D-47768) in the areas of Belgard, Citywest or the N7 between 11.15pm–12.00am are asked to come forward. 

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Gardaí can be contacted at Clondalkin Garda Station on 01 666 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

As of the car involved in this collision had come to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident, An Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has been notified. 

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee and Niall O’Connor.

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