Friday 17 November 2017

Motorcyclist in critical condition after hitting fence in Cork

Gardai have appealed for witnesses
Gardai have appealed for witnesses
Jerome Reilly

Jerome Reilly

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.

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