The Garda Ombudsman Commission has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a collision involving a Garda patrol car.
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition in Tallaght hospital after he was struck by a Garda patrol car at half past two this morning.
The incident happened on the N81 in Tallaght.
Spokesperson for the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission Kieran Fitzgerald says the matter was referred to the commission under the Garda Siochana Act by the Garda Commissioner.
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