Monday 23 October 2017

Man (20s) killed after his motorbike crashed into roundabout in early hours

The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout. Credit: Frank Mc Grath
The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout. Credit: Frank Mc Grath

Louise Kelly & Amy Molloy

A man in his mid 20s has been killed after his motorbike crashed into a roundabout.

The incident occurred on the N81 which leads on to the M50 at around 2.15am on Sunday morning.

The young man was pronounced dead at the scene at Glenview roundabout after the early morning crash.

The latest road death brings the number of people killed in traffic-related incidents to 178 so far this year.

The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout. Credit: Frank Mc Grath
The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout. Credit: Frank Mc Grath

The scene was preserved for a time while garda forensic investigators conducted their investigations.

The road has since reopened.

Meanwhile, a male driver in his late teens was seriously injured in a road traffic accident on the N83 between Dunmore and Tuam near Brownsgrove.

The single vehicle collision occurred at about 3.20am this morning. 

The road remains closed and diversions are in place in both directions.

Emergency services are also attending the scene of a road accident in County Limerick.

The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout Credit: Frank Mc Grath
The Glenview roundabout on the N81 near Tallaght , where a motorcyclist lost his life after crashing into the roundabout Credit: Frank Mc Grath

Initial reports suggest a car and a truck were in collision near Rourke’s Cross shortly after 11am.

The M20 has been closed with diversions in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who were travelling on the N81 this morning are asked to contact Tallaght Garda station on 01 - 6666000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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