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Shock as motorcyclist killed in Camolin accident


The late David Lenehan

The late David Lenehan

The scene of the accident near Camolin on Sunday morning

The scene of the accident near Camolin on Sunday morning


The late David Lenehan

An accident near Camolin that claimed the life of a young man on Sunday morning has shocked people on both sides of the country.

David Lenehan, who was from Co Mayo, died when his motorcycle was involved in a single vehicle accident at the Frankfort Roundabout, near Camolin village, on Sunday morning, August 2.

It's believed Mr Lenehan was visiting a friend in the area and was intending to go for a spin throughout the day when the accident occurred.

A spokesperson for Gorey gardai told this newspaper that they received a report of an accident early on Sunday morning.

'We received a call at 7.15 a.m.,' said the spokesperson.

'It was a report of an accident involving a motorcycle,' he added.

Gardai immediately went to the location and Mr Lenehan, who was in his early 30s, was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Waterford University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The gardai said no other injuries to other people was reported, however, a number of people have given witness statements to the gardai as part of their investigation into the accident.

Supt Jim Doyle, from Wexford Garda Station, also visited the scene in the wake of the accident.

A number of tributes were paid to Mr Lenehan online within the last 48 hours, with his local GAA club in Mayo offering sympathies to his family in Cloongoonagh, Co Mayo.

The Lenehan family have strong connections with the GAA in their local community and are one of the most respected families in the local area.

Mr Lenehan is survived by his partner and by his parents, Michael and Helen, brothers, Adrian and Stephen, and sisters, Susan and Michelle.

The gardai in Gorey are appealing for witnesses to come forward especially any road users who may have been travelling in the area at the time and who may have dash cam footage.

Gorey Garda Station can be contacted on 053 9430690 and the Garda Confidential Line can be accessed through 1800666111.

The gardai in Gorey extended their sympathies to the Lenehan family.

Gorey Guardian