Woman on bicycle killed in Limerick collision with truck

A woman on a bicycle was killed in a collision with a truck at rush hour this morning in Limerick.

“The collision involving an articulated truck and a cyclist happened at the junction of Rutland Street, Fr. Matthew Bridge and Charlotte’s Quay at 7.30 am,” said James Molloy at the Garda press office.

He added: “The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.”

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Gardai say that the roadway in the area, which is close to The Hunt Museum, is closed and diversions are in place.

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1 comment

  1. So sad to learn of this particularly as I have just returned from attending at the Dublin Coroner’s Court inquest into the death of Louise Butler last August after impact with a semi-trailer HGV on Frescati Road, Blackrock in DLR CoCo area.
    These impacts should not be happening – they are entirely avoidable.
    I returned a week ago from a 7 day cycle tour of Charente-Maritime-Cognac region of France and there the wheat/barley harvest was in full swing so we were subjected to some dangerous overtaking at speed with a lot of bulk-tankers rushing from fields to silos – the wind buffeting we were subjdexcted to was totally unacceptable. HGV drivers need to adopt a new overtaking strategy for vulnerable road users in traffic.
    Reduce you speed and move out at least 1.5 m before overtaking cyclists and stop cutting in front of us at village-town gateway traffic-calming devices.


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