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Man in critical condition after car/bicycle collision in Dublin

A man who was cycling a bicycle is in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a motorist in a car last night on the Leopardstown Road in Sandyford.

Gardai said the 38-year-old man was seriously injured and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital after the collision at around 8.30pm. A statement said that male driver of the car was uninjured in the collision.

The incident is being investigated by officers from Blackrock Garda Station, which can be contacted at (01) 6665200. The Garda Press Office said: “The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and was reopened again at 3am on the 21st March 2015.”

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2 comments

  1. I am getting tired of the usual Garda line in its press office statement about road violence involving impact by a car with a cyclist – “A statement said that male driver of the car was uninjured in the collision”.
    It is almost axiomatic that the driver will be unscathed by any impact with a cyclist: after all the driver is protected by a steel body shell, seat-belt and air-bags! The cyclist is ‘naked’ by comparison.
    Let’s not forget that the mass of a typical saloon car 1,430 kg (Audi A4) vs the bike’s 14 kg. Then factor in speed and the kinetic energy disparity always means the cyclist comes off worst.
    In my view it is ‘road violence’ when a driver impacts with a cyclist.
    Some drivers just don’t have a clue about safe overtaking of cyclists – 1.5 m space please and slow down when approaching cyclists.

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