M50 northbound reopens after fatal collision

Gardaí are investigating the collision on the M50 northbound
M50 northbound reopens after fatal collision

Updated: 10.30pm

The M50 northbound has reopened between Junctions 7 and 9 following a fatal road traffic collision.

Gardaí confirmed a fatal road traffic collision has occurred on the M50 northbound, with motorists being urged to avoid the area earlier on Friday evening.

Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed between Junction 9 Red Cow and Junction 7 Lucan northbound for a number of hours with diversions in place.

Gardaí had also urged all road users on the N7 northbound to try and avoid the area or take alternative routes if possible.

“Traffic travelling on the N7 Northbound should also try to avoid the area or take an alternative route,” it added.

The Twitter account also warned motorists that traffic was “extremely heavy” on both sides of the motorway, and urged users to avoid it.

Gardaí are now also appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, particularly those with camera (including dash-cam footage) to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda station on 01-666 7300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111, or any Garda station.

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