A CYCLIST was killed in a road collision while a baby boy is fighting for life after a separate crash involving a people carrier.
Jimmy Gilmore (61), a married father of three, was killed while he was cycling home at around 5.45pm on the N63 Roscommon to Galway Road.
Ballygar parish priest Fr Tom Beirne said: "That road is particularly narrow and the glare of the sun wouldn't have helped things.
"All the locals are shocked. He was very intelligent and well liked. It's a tragedy."
Originally from Lavally, Tuam, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, and children, Susan, Peter, and James.
Meanwhile, a child, believed to be about six months old, was in a "serious" condition last night after a crash in Co Longford.
The baby was in a people carrier with three other children and three adults when it crashed into a wall on the R392 at Ballymahon.
Fire and ambulance crews took the victims, originally from Poland, from the vehicle shortly after 1.30pm. All seven were taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where the baby remained in a "serious" condition last night. The others are not believed to have suffered life-threatening injures.
Separately, gardai in Mayo are investigating the death of an elderly pedestrian who was hit by a truck on Wednesday.
The accident occurred at around 1pm as Kate Kelly, a single woman in her mid-80s, from Ballyheane, Castlebar, was out walking.
She was hit by the vehicle in the townland of Aughadrinagh, two miles from Castlebar.