Man killed while cycling after collision with car driver in Co Limerick

A man was killed while cycling last night at around 8pm when he was in a road traffic collision with a car driver at Ballcullane, Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

The Garda Press office said: “A male cyclist in his 40s was fatally injured when he was involved in a collision with a car, the injured man was taken to Limerick University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the car was uninjured.”

“This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.”

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Kilmallock Garda Station on 063-98018, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Reacting to the news of the man’s death, the Limerick Cycling Campaign said: “We are very saddened to learn of this tragedy near Kilmallock this morning. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and all those who knew him.”

UPDATED: With a quote from the Limerick Cycling Campaign.

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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