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Woman dies after collision between bicycle and truck in Dublin this afternoon

— Third cycling death nationally in four days.

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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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9 comments

  1. Jake’s Legacy has provoked a reaction from government. Does Tim Ross from Birr who was killed last year while cycling to school not deserve a legacy also. We should be pushing more funding and more enforcement on that basis (with the permission of his parents of course).

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  2. Consideration for and awareness of other road users and defensive road behaviour. Take responsibility for your road use, don’t just blame lack of enforcement.

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  3. Very sad for the lady’s family. As soon as I see a peripheral cycle lane on a roundabout alarm bells start ringing. (But not enough information to say if this was a contributing factor in this crash.) Best to avoid these if you are on two-wheels. It is better to stay in the main traffic stream for your destination – or walk the bike if you are not confident. At one time Galway County Council proposed peripheral cycle lanes on roundabouts. The Galway Cycling Campaign told them in writing that whoever tried it would face a formal “fitness to practice” complaint.

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  4. Is yet another death from a left turning truck? Was she in a blind spot? Did the driver indicate? These questions need to be answered. It is important that the exact reasons the accident occurred is followed up. Otherwise change will never happen.

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  5. The Roundabout at the junction of Templeville Road (extension), Willington Road, St. Peter’s Road is extremely dangerous for cyclists. I am on this roundabout often and know the area very well. The roundabout is quite small and motorists do not seem to know the rules for cyclists on roundabouts. This roundabout is marked with the redish paint and when cyclists go on it motorists think that you are taking the next left. This is not the first fatal crash at this roundabout. It is a very busy junction.

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