Suspected hit-and-run driver knocks down 71-year-old on bicycle

A 71-year-old woman on a bicycle was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital after being knocked down by a suspected hit-and-run driver yesterday.

Gardai said her injuries are “not believed to be life threatening.”

“At approximately 7.30pm (on Tuesday the 23rd of September) a 71-year-old female cyclist was injured when she was struck by a car at Haymount, Lower Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene,” said Sean Mac Seoin of the Garda press office.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out.

Witnesses or anybody with information are asked to contact Midleton Garda Station 021-4621550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

2 Comments

  1. Sad to hear this,glad she is not to bad. Unfortunately that is probably all we will hear about it no information just the bare amount unless there is a Trial if he or she is caught. I would like to know was it on a bend ,was she on a hard Shoulder. At least a few pictures of the scene ,to see if the road was dangerous.

    There needs to be signs placed on Country Roads to warn Motorists of the presence of Cyclists and not to be speeding. In fact they should lower all speeds on Roads save for the Motorways.There needs to be more training for Motorists to look out for Cyclists before they get Licences even put them on Bicycles for two weeks before they are allowed drive.

  2. I am sorry to hear this because it comes hard on heels of news this morning that a colleague was knocked off his bike while commuting yesterday and a visitor was knocked off her bike by a car turning across her path on the road along the Grand Canal in Dublin 4 while going straight-ahead at a T-junction where she had priority and was in an advisory cycle lane marked right through the junction. She was injured and requires physio.
    In the latter case the driver admitted responsibility at the scene but changed her story when she got home and subsequently blamed the rider for damaging her car.
    We need to call for a change in traffic law to make it mandatory that the police are called to all RTCs where impact with a cyclist is involved. This way we would ensure that RTCs involving cyclists are properly registered and followed-up.
    The Dublin Cycling Campaign monthly public lecture on Monday 9 October will be by Prof. Brian Caulfield who has made a study of the worrying mismatch between acute hospital ED admissions for injured cyclists and Garda records of RTCs involving cyclists.
    Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 at 8 pm
    This is an important policy issue for us.

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