Ireland: Two motorcyclists killed in motorway accident with truck

Emergency services and forensic collision investigators attend the scene (Image: PA)

Two men on motorcycles have died in a collision with a truck on a highway.

The men, one in their 50s and one in their 60s, both died at the scene on the M50 in Ireland.

It happened between exit nine Red Cow and exit seven Lucan northbound in West Dublin.

The truck driver was not injured.

Gardai asked people not to share graphic images of the collision through social media and messaging services.

A spokesman for An Garda Siochana said he was appealing to the public not to do so as it was “disrespectful to the deceased and their families and friends”.

The road, which was closed for several hours as Gardai investigated the incident, has now been fully reopened.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area after the accident, which happened around 2pm.

Rescue workers and forensic collision investigators visiting the scene of a serious collision on the northbound M50 motorway in Dublin on Friday. PA photo. Picture date: Friday June 3, 2022. See PA story IRISH Crash. Photo credit should read: Damien Storan/PA Wire

The accident happened on the northbound M50 motorway in Dublin on Friday (Image: PA)
Both motorcyclists died at the scene (Image: PA)

Forensic collision investigators have completed a technical examination of the scene, Gardai said.

Earlier on Friday, the Garda Traffic Twitter account announced that the M50 Northbound would be closed for a few hours while emergency services are at the scene.

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

Gardai have made available any road users who may have camera footage, including dashcams, who were traveling on the northbound M50 outside junction nine before the road was closed, or any road users who may have passed the scene .

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