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Cyclist fights for his life after van collision

A CYCLIST is battling for his life after suffering serious injuries in a road traffic accident involving a van.

The incident happened at around 12.40pm yesterday near Turvey Avenue on the old N1 road between Lush and Donabate.

It is understood that there were at least two cyclists out training together when the incident occurred.

One, a 40-year-old man, suffered critical injuries and was taken to Beaumont Hospital while the second man, who was aged in his 30s, received minor injuries.

The seriously injured man was last night receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

The driver of the van was uninjured in the incident.

Closures

Investigating officers closed the road for much of yesterday evening. Both lanes of the route were closed.

The scene of the crash is popular with cyclists and is near Blake's Cross, which leads to a number of popular training routes around north county Dublin.

Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to contact them at Swords garda station 01 666 4700, the garda confidential line on 1 800 666 111 or at any garda station.

Earlier this month a cyclist was killed in Co Tipperary when he was involved in a collision with a car.

The 72-year-old was cycling on the Borrisokane to Portumna Road, at the time of the crash. He died at the scene.

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