Seven people hospitalised following bus crashes in Dublin
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Seven people hospitalised following bus crashes in Dublin

SEVEN people have been taken to hospital following two collisions involving four buses in Dublin city centre.

The separate incidents occurred between 9am and 9.45am this morning along the northside quays and around Busaras.

Dublin Bus say six people were treated for minor injuries after a route 39 bus and a route 70 bus collided on Ormond Quay shortly after 9am.

In the later incident, an Airlink bus collided with a private coach outside the Busáras depot on Store Street.

Gardaí said the Airlink driver "took a medical turn" and collapsed, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

He is understood to be "recovering well" in hospital. None of his passengers were injured.

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A Dublin Bus spokesman said: "Dublin Bus can confirm that two separate incidents took place this morning on Ormond Quay and on Store Street.

"At 09.05 an incident took place on Ormond Quay between a Route 39 and Route 70 buses. Six people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"A separate incident also took place between an Airlink 747 and a private coach at 09.20 on Store Street. One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"Dublin Bus has commenced an internal investigation into both incidents and is co-operating fully with An Garda Siochana."