Cyclist dies outside Ballyhaunis in collision with motorist

A man in his late 40s who was cycling has died in a fatal road traffic collision with a motorist in Mayo this morning.

Gardai in Swinford are seeking witnesses to the collision which involved a car and a bicycle.

The incident occurred today, May 17, at 11.45am on the Ballaghadreen Road, Classaghroe. The location is described as “a mile outside Ballyhaunis”.

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“The man was pronounced dead at the scene has been removed to the morgue in Castlebar where a post mortem examination is due to take place. The driver of the car was taken to Mayo General with non-life threatening injuries,” said Gerry Kavanagh of the Garda press office, in a statement issued at 3.27pm.

The statement said that the road is currently closed for forensic collision investigations.

Swinford Garda Station can be contacted at 094-9252990.

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1 comment

  1. I’ve collided with a few things in my “career”, The kerb, a pot-hole, things like that. Mercifully I have neither caused nor suffered injury. In general cyclists “colliding with a motorist” cause little damage. On the other hand, a vehicle colliding with a cyclist can be fatal. Why do we persist in blaming the cyclist, and commenting on ine “injuries” caused to the driver?


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