Motorcyclist in critical condition after hitting fence in Cork
A 20-YEAR-OLD man was critically injured last night when his motorbike hit roadside fencing in Cork.
Gardai at Guarranabraher in Cork are appealing for witnesses to the accident at Booleypatrick, Blarney, on the Tower to Blarney Road which happened at 11.10pm last night.
The man is described as being in a critical condition in Cork University Hospital today.
Earlier this month gardai called on all road users to take extra care and revealed more motorcyclists have lost their lives so far this year compared all of 2012.
In the first seven months of this year 119 people were killed on Irish roads with 277 suffering serious injuries.
The death toll included 62 drivers, 19 passengers, 15 pedestrians, four cyclists, 17 motorcyclists and two pillion passengers - compared to 16 motorcyclists killed last year.
Figures showed July was the worst month of the year for road deaths so far with 18 people losing their lives. Friday afternoons and evenings are the worst time for fatal collisions.