Tuesday 28 February 2017

Female cyclist (30s) killed after being involved in road crash with truck

Louise Kelly, Catherine Devine & Martin Grant

Credit: Colin O'Riordan
Credit: Colin O'Riordan

A young woman has been killed after being involved in a road crash in Dublin's northside.

Gardai are investigating the serious road traffic crash between a cyclist and a truck in the North Dock/East Wall area of Dublin.

It is understood the woman - aged in her early 30s - was cycling when her bike was in collision with the truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred shortly before 11am on Tuesday morning at the junction between Seville Place and Guild Street.

Sources told independent.ie that a passing motorist stopped after seeing the woman on the ground and assisted her.

The driver of the truck - who was visibly-emotional at the scene - was brought to Beaumont Hospital as a precaution.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses.

The death brings to nine the number of cyclists killed on the roads already this year - a rate of one a month.

Last week, an 11-year-old boy died following a collision with a car while he was cycling to school outside his home town of Moate, Co Westmeath.

And a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a car while cycling in Drogheda last month later died from his injuries in hospital.

So far this year, 125 people have died in car crashes, including 18 pedestrians.

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