— Third cycling death nationally in four days.
A woman in her late 30s died today after a collision between her bicycle and a truck driven by a male motorist shortly after 2pm at the junction of Templeville Road and Wellington Road in Terenure, Dublin.
In a statement issued at 10pm, Sergeant Alan Frawley at the Garda said: “A female cyclist, late 30s, suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a lorry. The cyclist was taken to Tallaght Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. A post mortem is to be arranged. No other injuries were reported.”
He added: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who were in the vicinity of Templeville Road, Whitehall Road and Wellington Road between 2pm and 2.40pm today, Monday 27th March 2017, to contact them at Terenure Garda Station on 01 6666400, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.”
Gardai say that the road was closed for a period of time to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.
Independent.ie have details including accounts from people at the collision site, the news website had reported that the woman was in a critical condition and this was updated sometime before 9pm to state that the woman had passed away.
The death is the third cycling in Dublin in the last three weeks and the fifth cycling death nationally this year.
Yesterday, a 50-year-old man died after his bicycle was in a collision with a camper van on the N18 Limerick to Galway road near Bunratty.
On Friday, Paul Hannon was killed in a collision with a taxi driver on Patrick Street in Dublin in the early hours of Friday morning, while, also in Dublin, two weeks ago, Daragh Ryan was killed in a collision with a car driven by a female driver on Conyngham Road, near the Phoenix Park Islandbridge gatehouse.
In February, Tonya McEvoy died after a collision between her bicycle and a car driven by a man in his 20s when she was cycling in a group at Rathcoffey in rural Co Kildare.
UPDATE: Updated to include details from Gardai press release.
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