Woman on training ride killed in bicycle/car collision in Co Kildare

IMAGE: Google Street View image of the R408 at Rathcoffey, where Gardai had the road closed earlier today.

A woman in her 30s on a bicycle was killed in a collision with a car driven by a man in his late 20s in Rathcoffey, Co Kildare.

The collision happened at around 11am this morning on the road which is part of the R408 route between Clane and Maynooth. Gardai from Naas are investigating the fatal road traffic collision.

Margaret Flanagan at the Garda press office said: “A female (mid 30s) pedal cyclist was fatally injured when she was in collision with a car. Her body has been removed to Naas General Hospital. The male driver (late 20s) of the car who was the sole occupant, was uninjured.”

“The stretch of road was closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination and has now reopened.”

The Irish Times reported that the woman was on a cycling club ride with a group of cyclists.

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