Friday 23 June 2017

Cyclist (40s) dies following early morning road crash

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Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A cyclist in his 40s has died following a crash with a taxi in Dublin city centre overnight.

Gardaí say the man, who is in his 40s, was in a collision with a car on Patrick Street, Dublin 8 at 12.44am.

The victim, who is from the Castleknock area, was knocked off his bike and suffered head injuries on Patrick Street at around 12.45am.

The taxi was driving outbound at the time of the collision.

The victim was taken by ambulance to St James' Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car was not injured.

A Garda investigation has begun into the crash and the scene if the incident was closed to facilitate an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

The road at the scene has now re-opened to traffic.

Just two weeks ago a cyclist was killed on Conyngham Road, Islandbridge, Dublin 8, close to the Phoenix Park.

The victim, Daragh Ryan (30), was rushed by paramedics to the nearby St James's Hospital after the crash but died a short time later.

Last month cycling enthusiast Tonya McEvoy was travelling from Maynooth to Rathcoffey in Co Kildare when she was hit by a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The 34-year-old died from her injuries.

Last September, fitness fanatic Donna Fox (30) was killed in Dublin city centre when she was hit by a truck at the junction between Seville Place and Guild Street in Dublin's north inner city.

In the same month, schoolboy Tim Ross (11) was killed in tragic accident cycling from his home in Moate, Co Westmeath, to nearby Tubber National School. He was hit by a car.

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