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Gardaí issues statement as ‘graphic’ images of fatal M50 crash circulate online

An Garda Síochána implored the public to stop sharing graphic images of Friday’s fatal M50 crash on social media and messaging services.

Two motorcyclists died after colliding with a lorry on the northbound M50 between Junctions 7 and 9. The crash happened shortly before 2pm on Friday June 3.

The two bikers, men between the ages of 50 and 60, were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

The road was closed for a time while emergency services attended to the scene. Photos and videos have circulated on social media and online messaging services, but gardaí has ​​issued a direct appeal to people who share them.

In a statement, they said: “An Garda Síochána is aware of the graphic images of this collision that are shared on social media and messaging apps and calls on the public not to share this material as it is disrespectful to the deceased. and his family and friends.”

Gardaí is also appealing for all witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash cam) who were traveling on the M50 northbound before Junction 9 prior to the road closure or any road users who may have been able to pass in front of the places are requested to make these images available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 6667300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.