— Death is 8th cycling death since start of 2017.
A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene this afternoon after a collision between his bicycle and the driver of 4×4 vehicle on the Ballincollig bypass in Cork
The fatal road traffic collision happened on the Ballincollig bypass at approximately 12.25pm.
Damian Hogan of the Garda press office said: “The collision involved a male cyclist in his 30s and a 4 X 4 vehicle. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 4 X 4 vehicle was uninjured.”
He added: “The road is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examine the scene. The local Coroner has been notified.”
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
The collision is the 8th fatal collision so-far this year — just 2 fewer deaths than all of 2016.
Last Wednesday a woman who was cycling in a group was killed after she was overtaken by a tractor on the bypass in Killarney, Co Kerry.