Wednesday 28 June 2017

Cyclist dies following collision with truck

Locals gave cyclist CPR at the scene

Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Alan O'Keeffe

A cyclist involved in a collision with a truck in Dublin earlier today has now died.

The cyclist, a woman aged in her late 30s, was in collision with a truck at a roundabout at the junction of Templeville Road and Wellington Road in Terenure shortly after 2pm.

"I heard a bang when I was gardening outside my home. I looked up and saw a lorry had appeared to have swerved. Then I saw the woman lying on the ground," said a local mother-of-three, who ran to help her.

"She was unconscious. A young man tried to find a pulse but couldn't.  A local woman who is a nurse starting doing CPR to try and resuscitate her but there didn't seem to be any response," she said.

"Several people tried to help.  At one point I held her hand.  I think another off-duty nurse came on the scene fairly quickly," she said.

"I remember saying a prayer over her and asking God to save her," she said.

Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

"I went over to speak to the lorry driver and he was really very badly upset," she said.

"Two fire engines and an ambulance arrived and they began treating her before taking her to hospital," she added.

Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident between a truck and a cyclist on Templeville Road in Terenure, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Local woman Katie Tallon (26) said "I rang the emergency services straight away. Among the people helping at the scene were two off-duty fire brigade paramedics who were going their best."

Veronica Delaney (77) said "It was very upsetting seeing the woman lying on the road outside. Everyone tried to do what they could to help, including a local nurse."

Gardai closed the road for a forensic examination. The lorry and the woman's bicycle remained at the scene for a number of hours.

The woman, who was from Dublin, was then brought to Tallaght Hospital.

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