A man in his 40s who was cycling on Patrick Street in Dublin died after he was involved in a collision with a driver of a car in the early hours of this morning.
It is the second cycling death in Dublin City this year after a man in his 20s was killed two weeks ago on Conyngham Road, near the Phoenix Park Islandbridge gatehouse.
James Molloy of the Garda press office said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision. A cyclist has died following a traffic collision on Patrick Street, Dublin 8 at 12.44am on Friday morning 24th March 2017. The cyclist, a man in his 40s, was involved in a collision with a car. He was removed by ambulance to St James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured.”
He added: “A Garda investigation has begun into the crash and the scene of the incident was closed to facilitate an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road at the scene has now re-opened to traffic.”
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