Motorcyclist dies after hitting roundabout sign
A Wicklow man has been killed after his motorcycle crashed into a roundabout in Dublin yesterday morning.
The motorcyclist, named locally as Bill Coade (26) from Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, crashed into the roundabout on the Tallaght bypass shortly after 2am.
It is understood Mr Coade's body was found a short distance from the roundabout, with his motorbike - a blue Suzuki - located nearby.
The vehicle struck a road sign which was in place on the Glenview roundabout on the N81 road near the M50.
Attempts were made by members of the emergency services to resuscitate the victim when they arrived at the scene at 2.20am before he was rushed to Tallaght Hospital.
However, he was pronounced dead a short while later. Forensic collision gardaí have examined the scene and an investigation is ongoing.
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the accident.
Wicklow councillor Edward Timmins did not know the victim, but told the Irish Independent that another death on Irish roads was a terrible tragedy.
"My thoughts have to go out to his family and friends, particularly at this time of the year," Mr Timmins said.
Meanwhile, a man in his late teens was in a critical condition in hospital last night after a single-vehicle accident on the Dumore to Tuam Road in Galway.
Three other males were in the car during the crash, though none of their injuries was believed to be serious.
The incident took place at around 3.20am yesterday near Brownsgrove.