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Teenager dies in Christmas day motorcycle collision in Dublin

A teenager has died in a Christmas Day motorcycle collision in Dublin.

The male youth was seriously injured when two motorcycles collided earlier this morning on Cherry Orchard Avenue.

He was taken by ambulance to St James's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The second motorcyclist, a male aged in his early 20s, was also taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The road is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic investigators have been requested to examine the scene and the coroner has been notified.

Councillor Daithi Doolan said: "This is a terrible tragedy. No one expects this on Christmas Day. My thoughts and sympathies are with the family of the deceased.

"A tragic accident has left one young person dead and a family in mourning.

"I would urge everyone, but particularly our young people, take extra care at this time of the year.

"When you are out on our roads on motor bikes or scramblers be extra vigilant and look out for each other. Be safe, be careful and come home alive."

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