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Two teenage cyclists are in serious condition in hospital, following separate road traffic collisions in Cork and Galway in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí attended the scene of a serious road traffic collision that took place at Russellstown, Miltown, Tuam, Co Galway, at approximately 5.30pm yesterday evening, Monday May 23.

"Gardaí were alerted to a road traffic collision involving a bicycle and a truck,” a garda spokesperson said.

"A male in his late teens (cyclist) was taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for his injuries. He has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital where his condition is described as serious.

“The road was closed to allow for a technical examination to be conducted by Forensic Collision Investigators. This has since concluded and the road has reopened.”

Gardaí in Tuam are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 708 40, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Meanwhile, a female cyclist (19) is in critical condition in hospital following a collision with a car in Cork city in the early hours of this morning. 

Shortly before 2am, on May 24, gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the collision involving the cyclist and a taxi at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay.

A garda spokesperson said: “The cyclist, a woman aged 19 years, was removed from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. Her condition is understood to be critical. The driver of the car did not require medical treatment.

“The road at the site of the collision is currently closed pending examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and traffic diversions are in place.”

Gardaí at Anglesea Street are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 - 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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