Monday 26 August 2019

Cyclist (39) dies following collision involving two cars

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A male cyclist was killed following a collision involving his bicycle and two cars in Kerry last night.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision that occurred in the townland of Tonevane, Tralee at approximately 8.15pm last night.

The cyclist (39) was seriously injured and removed to Kerry University Hospital where he later passed away.

Both drivers, one man in his early forties and one woman in her mid-fifties, were removed to hospital with minor injuries.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

The road is expected to remain closed for the morning.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses who were in the townland of Tonevane between 8.10p.m and 8.30p.m. to contact them at Tralee Garda station 066 - 7102300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The road death comes just five days after a male cyclist died following a collision with a truck in Dublin on Friday.

There has now been 15 cyclist fatalities so far this year, compared to a total of 10 cyclist fatalities last year.

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