Postman dies on round as bike collides with car
A POSTMAN died yesterday after his bike collided with a car while he was on his round.
Damien Parker (39) -- a father of five-year-old twins -- died at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick after the accident on the Ennis Road in the city.
It is understood that the postman had almost finished his morning route on the northside of Limerick city when the collision took place opposite the Greenhills Hotel.
The bike collided with a car, the driver of which was uninjured. Mr Parker was rushed to hospital but subsequently died from his injuries.
The dead man lived on the Oakwood estate on the old Singland Road in the city and is survived by his wife Majella and their two young children.
David Barry, delivery services manager with An Post in Limerick, said his colleague was a great family man and a soccer and rugby fan. He was "shocked" by Mr Parker's death.
An Post chief executive Donal Connell said he was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic death.
"Our thoughts are with Damien's family, particularly his wife Majella, his two young children and his colleagues in Limerick," he said.