Gardai launch investigation after teen dies in motorbike crash in Dublin

A second motorcyclist was injured in the incident, which happened at around 8am this morning

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Gardai have launched investigation following a crash which claimed the life of a teenage motorcyclist.

The collision happened on Cherry Orchard Avenue just before 8am this morning.

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

A second motorcyclist, a man aged in his early 20s, was also taken to hospital. However, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The road at Cherry Orchard Avenue is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place.

Local Sinn Fein Cllr Daithi Doolan has offered his sympathies to those involved saying "it is a very sad day", particularly for the families involved.

Gardaí are asking anybody with information to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01-666-7200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.