Boy, 17, killed in collision with bus near Dublin Airport

Boy, 17, killed in collision with bus near Dublin Airport

A TEENAGE boy has lost his life in a road traffic collision in Dublin.

The 17-year old was riding a motorcycle on a back road near Dublin Airport last night when it is believed he collided with a bus.

The boy has been named locally as being 17-year-old Shane Murphy from Ballymun in Dublin, according to Dublin Live.

The tragedy occurred at around 8pm last night at a junction in the St Margaret's area of Finglas, North Dublin.

The driver of the bus, understood to be a man in his 50s, was uninjured but was left in shock from the terrible accident and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Despite best efforts by emergency services to save his life, Shane Murphy was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed from the scene of the accident and taken to the mortuary where a post-mortem will take place today.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that Garda Collision Investigators have conducted an investigation of the crash site and the road has now reopened to motorists.

An investigation into Shane's death has been opened, and Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.

They are particularly interesting in speaking to any road users who may have been in the area when the crash occurred, or any drivers who may have dash cam footage of the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gardaí in Finglas Garda Station on 01 6667500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.