Man killed while cycling in Rathfarnham

A man has died in a collision between his bicycle and a truck at around 1.30pm on Whitechurch Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

Today’s collision follows the death of 70-year-old Pat Beakey who was cycling before he was killed in collision with a car driver on the N2 in Co Meath last Sunday.

2017 is now on record as only the second year in the last 10 years in which 13 people have been killed nationally and four people have been killed in County Dublin. Three of the four deaths this year were on roads in the South Dublin County Council area.

In a statement released in the last few minutes, the Garda press office said: “The cyclist (Male, age unknown) was pronounced dead at the scene. His body currently remains at the scene which has been sealed off to facilitate the Garda Forensic Investigators. The driver of the truck was unharmed.”

Gardaí are appealing for witness to contact Rathfarnham Garda Station on 01-666500, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

6 Comments

  1. Fourteen people killed this year. (The man who was killed in Patrick Street was misreported – he was in fact killed by a taxi, so it’s 14.)
    When is this going to stop?

  2. More cycle lanes are needed as a matter of urgency! People who don’t drive cars have to go to work, or school by cycling, a large percentage of them wear hi visibility jackets but are not seen by careless drivers. Come on Dublin city council! Wake up!!

  3. @Crois – it’s going to stop on 31 December, when the count will be reset for 2018. There’s not much thought for cycling infrastructure, it’s way down the list for councils and government.

  4. I hesitate to say this, because it seems like heartless pedantry, but, Crois, the total is 13.

    http://irishcycle.com/2017/05/17/reported-cycling-death-was-pedestrian-at-time-of-collision-says-gardai/

    The other party in the collision isn’t relevant to the classification. I’m not 100% clear what happened but the deceased doesn’t appear to have been cycling at the time of the collision.

  5. The inquest report is here:

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/cyclist-in-taxi-collision-died-of-shock–inquest-806113.html

    “A cyclist who died following a collision with a taxi in Dublin city centre died from hypovolemic shock, writes Louise Roseingrave.

    “Paul Hannon (40) a solicitor originally from Co Limerick and living in Castleknock, Co Dublin died on March 24 last.

    “Mr Hannon was involved in a collision with a car on Patrick Street, Dublin 8. He was knocked off his bike and suffered injuries to his head and upper body.”

  6. @Crois That was just a brief mention at the court, not a full inquest.

    It’s not clear where that reporting that the person was a cyclist at the time of the collision is from — for all we know, the reporter could have been relying on previous news articles.

    The ‘cyclist’ part is not clearly sourced from the inquest and the Gardai have not given evidence yet as their file is not finished.

    If there’s clarity on this from further reporting in the courts, I’ll happily go back and correct all articles which has mention of the case or the number of deaths after that. A note would be added to all such articles.

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