16-year-old dies in hospital after bicycle/car collision last week

A 16-year-old boy died in hospital today following a collision between his bicycle and a car driven by a woman in her 40s in Co Kildare last Tuesday, July 3.

James Molloy of the Garda press office said: “The boy was cycling at Oughterard, Straffan at 4.50pm on the 3rd July, when he was involved in a collision with a car. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was treated for head injuries and was pronounced dead earlier today. The driver of the car a woman in her 40s was not injured.”

“A Garda investigation into the collision is underway.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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