5 hospitalised as Luas collides with car in central Dublin

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5 people have been taken to hospital after a collision involving a Luas tram and a car in Dublin city centre.

The incident happened at the junction of Abbey Street and O’Connell Street.

It took place just after 10am on the main street.

Driver taken to hospital

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene.

Diversions were in place for a time and O’Connell Street was closed in both directions.

However the street has now fully re-opened.

Luas says Red Line services have been restored following the earlier disruption, while the Green Line is operating normally.

Reports from the scene say a Luas heading in the direction of Connolly Station struck a white Ford Focus car.

The 5 casualties were taken to hospital as a precaution however none are believed to have been seriously injured.

The driver of the Luas tram was among those hospitalised.

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