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Orla Lawlor died at the weekend

Orla Lawlor died at the weekend

Orla Lawlor died at the weekend

A YOUNG Irish solicitor has been killed in a cycling accident in Britain.

Orla Lawlor (27), from Bennettsbridge, Co Kildare, suffered multiple injuries after she was involved in a collision last weekend with a car at Edworth Drive, Bedford, southern England.

Ms Lawlor, who was living in Cambridge for the past number of years, was the daughter of former All-Ireland winning senior Kilkenny hurler Pat Lawlor.

The young woman, a keen cyclist who was involved with charities, had been working as a solicitor in a local firm for the last three years.

Ms Lawlor had previously worked for retired MEP Avril Doyle in Brussels as part of a work placement scheme while studying law at the University of Limerick.

A full investigation is being undertaken to ascertain the cause of the collision, and police have appealed for witnesses.

A 29-year-old man who was driving the car was not injured.

Last night Ms Doyle described Ms Lawlor as a "very bright and intelligent young woman" who had a great future ahead of her.

Irish Independent