— Gardaí appealing for witnesses to the fatal road traffic collision.
A man who was cycling across a junction in Clontarf yeasterday at rush-hour was knocked down and later died as a result of injuries inflicted in a collision with a hit-and-run driver. The incident happened at the junction of the Clontarf Road and Howth Road at around 6.30pm.
According to witnesses, the 62-year-old man was attended to by passers by and a doctor before emergency services arrived. He was pronounced dead later in Beaumont Hospital.
Garda Sean Mac Seoin at the Garda press office said: “At approximately 6.30pm a 62 year old male cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a car. The collision occurred on the Clontarf road at the junction with Howth Road. The cyclist was taken by Ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.The car involved in the collision, described by witnesses as a silver coloured Volkswagen Golf, failed to remain at the scene.”
He added: “Gardaí recovered a silver Volkswagen Golf a short time later in Marino. The car has been seized for a technical and forensic examination. The scene was examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road has since reopened to traffic. The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today.”
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Garda Mac Seoin said: “Investigating Gardaí are appealing to the driver of the car to contact them. They are also appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who observed a silver Volkswagen Golf ( 05 D registered) in the vicinity of Fairview , Clontarf road and Marino area between 6.15pm – 6.45pm to contact the incident room at Clontarf Garda Station.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station 01-6664800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.