A motorcyclist has been left with a leg amputated after crashing into a car in south Dublin.
The accident happened at around 1.30pm yesterday at the junction of King Street and Dublin Road in the city.
A car was travelling northbound on King Street when the driver of the car stopped to pull over.
The driver of a second car then got out of his vehicle and was involved in a collision with the motorcyclists.
A 50-year-old man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition.
He has been released and is expected to be released from hospital later today.
A further 50-plus people were taken to the scene of the collision and treated at the scene.
The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
A police spokesperson said: “At approximately 1.32pm yesterday, a motorcyclic collided with a parked vehicle in the area of King and Dublin Streets in south west Dublin.
A collision occurred between the two vehicles, causing minor injuries to the male driver.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.”
“The driver of this vehicle, who was driving a white or silver Mazda MX5M, was taken into custody at the location by police and was subsequently released.”
A spokesperson for the Garda Siochana said the incident was not being treated as suspicious.
The accident happened near the intersection of King & Dublin Streets (southwest corner) and Dublin Road (north west corner).
(Photo: Facebook) It is understood the victim is a male, aged in his 50s, and has been airlagged since the crash.
This is not the first time an accident has happened at the intersection.
In March 2017, a cyclist suffered a broken leg when a motorbike hit her as she was cycling on King Streets.