Man killed while cycling in Co Kerry this morning

A man in his 30s on a bicycle was killed this morning in a collision with a motorist driving a car on the N22 at Scart, Farranfore, Co Kerry.

Gardai said this afternoon that the collision happend at approximately 11.15am, while are reporting that the man was “among a group of cyclists” when he was involved in the collision.

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Garda Tony Connaughton of the Garda press office said: “A male cyclist in his 30’s was fatally injured when he was involved in a collision with a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Kerry General Hospital. The driver and passenger of the car were not injured.”

Gardai in Killarney are investigating the fatal road traffic collision on the road, which is the main route between Tralee and Killarney. Garda Connaughton added: “The road was closed for a time to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.”

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064-6671160, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

A typical section of the 100km/h N22 at Scart, Co Kerry (collision site not pictured)
A typical section of the 100km/h N22 at Scart, Co Kerry (image from Google Maps, collision site may not be pictured)

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