IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism. To keep it going and free-to-view, it takes people like you to act now and subscribe today for €5, €10, or €20 per month.

60-year-old woman on a bicycle killed in collision with tractor driver

A 60-year-old woman was killed at lunchtime today in a collision between the bicycle she was cycling and a tractor being driven in the same direction as her on the N28 between Carrigaline and Ringaskiddy.

The collision happened on the N28 between the Shannon Park roundabout at the northend of Carrigaline and the village of Shanbally, which is just west of Ringaskiddy.

James Molloy of the Garda press office said: “Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and a female cyclist on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road which occurred on the 13th September 2017 at approximately 1.00pm.”

“A cyclist in her 60s suffered serious injuries when she was involved in a collision with a tractor. The driver of the tractor was uninjured. The body of the woman has been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place,” he said.

According to a tweet by Red FM traffic diversions have now been lifted. Gardaí had said that forensic collision investigators were at the scene. 

RTE.ie reports that both the tractor and bicycle were both travelling towards Ringaskiddy.

Witnesses are asked to contact Angelsea Street Garda Station on 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Cork City councillor ‪John Buttimer‬ said: “Very saddened to learn of the death of a cyclist in Cork this afternoon.”

IMAGE: Google Street view of a tipical section of the N28 between Carrigaline and Ringaskiddy.

IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

Subscription drive update: IrishCycle.com reached its target of 270 subscribers by the end of August -- thank you to all who have helped! Our new target is to have 300 subscribers by the end of 2022 -- originally this was hoped to be exceeded by the first year of running the site full time (end of October).

If you can help push IrishCycle.com above 300 subscribers, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Please remember, every month there's a natural drop-off in subscriptions due to people getting new cards, cards stolen, Revolut not topped up etc.

***

IrishCycle.com is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers

Cian Ginty
Editor, IrishCycle.com

3 comments

  1. So sad for her family. But these impacts are wholly avoidable with a Vision-Zero approach. We know from helmet-cam video footage what is really going on out on our roads with dangerous overtaking manoeuvres all far too common and going undetected and unpunished.
    We know that people who cycle generally do not throw themselves at vehicles with a death wish.
    Riders out on horses are accorded more respect on our roads than people who ride bicycles.

    Reply
  2. Checkout the language used by RTE in relation to the death of Annette Carlos.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0913/904441-cork-rta/
    “A 65-year-old woman has died following a collision involving a tractor and trailer in Co Cork.

    The incident happened on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road near Shanbally at around 1pm, when the cyclist collided with the tractor as both were travelling towards Ringaskiddy.

    The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been taken to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The driver of the tractor was not physically injured but has been treated for shock.

    Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Angelsea Street Garda Station on 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.”

    So the tractor was just minding its own business and a 65 year old woman just collided with it – just like that?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.