Tuesday 20 August 2019

Motorcyclist (50s) dies after collision with car, investigation underway

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A motorcyclist in his 50s has died after he was involved in a collision with a car.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which occurred on the R523 at Shanacool Cross, Listowel  this evening at approximately 5pm.

Gardai in Listowel are investigating the crash.

The victim was removed to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee.

This scene of the crash 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 overnight.

"Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who were travelling along the R523 – Listowel to Athea Road at Shanacool Cross, between 4.45pm and 5.15pm this evening to contact Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station," gardaí said in a statement.

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