THE O'Connell bridge in Dublin was closed off by Gardaí this morning after a bus driver suffered a suspected heart attack while on duty.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and cordoned off the bridge's northbound lane following the "serious incident" shortly before 8am.
Traffic Alert: O'Connell Bridge closed from South Quay to North Quay due to an ongoing incident. Emergency services enroute. O'Connell Bridge from North Quay to South Quay remains open.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) 4 March 2019
A Dublin Bus driver took ill while behind the wheel and received CPR treatment at the scene.
He was rushed to the Mater Hospital in Dublin 7 where his condition remains unknown.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "The bus driver suffered a heart attack and was given CPR at the scene, he was brought by ambulance to the Mater Hospital for treatment."
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) 4 March 2019
Dublin Bus confirmed the incident and said the bridge's northbound lane had since been cleared from South Quay to North Quay and reopened.
A spokesperson said: "Dublin Bus can confirm an incident took place on a Route 16 bus on O'Connell Bridge this morning. The driver was taken to hospital.
"This incident has been cleared and O'Connell Bridge was reopened to traffic at 08.30."