Saturday 17 August 2019

Motorcyclist dies in Co Cork crash

The man, in his forties, was the second motorcyclist to be killed on Irish roads on Sunday.

A motorcyclist in his forties has died in a crash in Co Cork (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
A motorcyclist in his forties has died in a crash in Co Cork (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

By Michelle Devane, PA

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Co Cork.

Gardai said they were called to the scene of the incident shortly after 5pm on Sunday at Dromahane near Mallow.

It is understood the motorbike left the road and hit a ditch on the R619 at Kilpadder South.

The alarm was raised by passing motorists. The motorcyclist, a man in his forties, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was taken to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The crash site was examined by Garda forensic investigators and the bike was removed for further examination.

The man was the second motorcyclist to be killed on Irish roads on Sunday.

A 34-year old man, from Northern Ireland, had been a competitor in the Walderstown Road Races in Co Westmeath.

The rider was treated at the scene of the crash before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital in Dublin, where he was pronounced dead.

Gardai are asking anyone with information about either incident to contact them on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

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