Teenage boy killed on Christmas Day riding motorbike he got as present just hours earlier
A teenage boy was killed on Christmas Day riding a scrambler motorbike he had received as a present just hours earlier.
The boy, named locally as Warren Kenny, aged 16, collided with another bike at speed in the early morning crash and died in hospital.
The second rider, in his early 20s, was also taken for treatment and it is understood he suffered a broken arm, the Irish Mirror reports .
The incident happened in West Dublin shortly before 8am.
The scene of the crash was cordoned off and the road closed to traffic.
A team of Garda forensic collision investigators were called inspect the area and the bikes to find out how the collision happened.
Gardai have urged anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station 01 6667200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Sinn Fein councillor Daithi Doolan said the accident was a “terrible tragedy”.
He added: “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 motorbikes or scramblers be extra vigilant and look out for each other.