Wednesday 19 June 2019

Cyclist (34) dies after crash while taking part in Frank O'Rourke race

The late Sean Lynch
The late Sean Lynch

A cyclist who died from injuries he sustained when he hit a parked motorbike during a road race near Adamstown on May Bank Holiday weekend will be laid to rest today (Tuesday) in his native Navan.

Sean Lynch, a 34-year-old from Rathfeigh in Co Meath and who raced with the Drogheda Wheelers Club, was pronounced dead in Wexford General Hospital on Thursday morning, five days after the accident which took place during the Frank O'Rourke Memorial on Sunday, May 5, which was the annual Wexford Wheelers run event.

Mr Lynch crashed into a parked motorcycle during the race on the main road from Adamstown to Carrickbyrne.

The race was immediately abandoned as paramedics and emergency services arrived. He was treated at the scene before being taken to Wexford General Hospital. However, his club confirmed he died on Thursday morning.

While he suffered the injuries during a race, gardaí are investigating his death as a road traffic fatality. Gardaí in New Ross are carrying out the investigation into the fatal crash which occurred just after 1.30 p.m. and investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have information about it to contact New Ross Garda station on 051 426030.

A spokesperson for Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club said: 'We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sean Lynch. The club wishes to thank the emergency services in Wexford, the members of Drogheda Wheelers and the wider cycling community for their support over the last few days. Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club extends its sincerest sympathies to the Lynch family.'

New Ross Standard