A 50-year-old man, who was hit while cycling a bicycle on the M1 motorway this evening, has died in hospital a short time ago.
The collision happened around 5pm this evening on the M1 motorway near Swords.
A statement issued just before 11pm on Sunday said: “The cyclist was pronounced dead a short time ago in Beaumont Hospital and the Coroner has been notified.”
Gardaí said that the man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on the southbound carriageway of M1 between junctions 4 – Donabate and junction – 3 Swords. He was taken by Ambulance to Beaumont Hospital. The occupants of the car were uninjured in the collision.
The Garda press office said that the motorway was closed for a brief period to facilitate emergency services but reopened a short time later.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station 01-6664200, Swords Garda Station 01-6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.