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Man cycling in critical condition after collision with driver in Co Dublin

A 40-year-old man who was cycling in north Co Dublin has been left with “life-threatening injuries” after a collision between a driver of a Toyota van and two men on bicycles on the former N1 north of Swords.

In a statement issued just after 6pm Gardai at Swords said that they are seeking witnesses to the collision which happened at approximately 12.38 today. The condition of the man seriously injured was still described as “critical”.

A second man cycling with him was also brought to Beaumont Hospital for what was described as minor injuries.

The collision occurred around Turvey Avenue and Blake’s Cross on the Swords to Balbriggan Road (the former N1). The road was still closed for technical examination in the last hour.

A garda statement said: “Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Swords Garda Station on 01- 666 4700, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”

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