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04th Mar 2019

A Dublin Bus driver suffered a heart attack while on duty this morning

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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O’Connell Bridge was shut down as a result.

This morning, during rush hour traffic, a Dublin Bus driver suffered a heart attack while on duty.

The incident forced emergency services to close off O’Connell Bridge, while the driver received CPR.

At the time of this article going live, the condition of the driver is unknown.

He is currently being cared for in Mater Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said:

“The bus driver suffered a heart attack and was given CPR at the scene, he was brought by ambulance to the Mater Hospital for treatment.”

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The official Twitter page for the Guards also warned of road closures and traffic issues.

“O’Connell Bridge closed from South Quay to North Quay due to an ongoing incident.”

“Emergency services en route. O’Connell Bridge from North Quay to South Quay remains open.”

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus also released a statement:

“Dublin Bus can confirm an incident took place on a Route 16 bus on O’Connell Bridge this morning. The driver was taken to hospital.”

“This incident has been cleared and O’Connell Bridge was reopened to traffic at 08.30.”

We hope he’s okay.