A 55-year-old woman, who struck by a bus while she was cycling in Dublin last week, died two days after the collision.
“Unfortunately she passed away on November 19. The collision is still under investigation and our witness appeal still stands,” said Sergeant Tony Connaughton, with the Garda Press Office.
Gardai originally said that the woman sustained serious injuries “when she was struck by a bus” on the night of Monday November 17 at around 9.40pm on the Burlington Road in Dublin.
Garda forensic collision investigators inspected the collision site last week, and investigating Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station 01-6669200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
The death is the first recorded as a road traffic collision cyclist death in the Dublin City Council area for four years. Nationally, the number of cycling deaths has now reached a six-year high of 12 deaths — more than double the amount of cycling deaths last year.
This year is also the first year since 2008 where the number of cycling deaths has reached double figures. The increase in deaths is a striking contrast compared to last year, in which cycling deaths on Irish roads reached an joint 20-year low.
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