A 70-year-old man was killed while cycling his bicycle this morning after he was in a fatal traffic collision with a car driver on the N2 at Balrath Co Meath.
The collision is the 12th cycling death on roads in the Republic this year. It means 2017 is now just one of three years in the last decade in which the total number of people killed on their bicycles in collisions was above 11.
The Garda press office said: “At approximately 11.30am Gardaí attended the scene of an incident involving a car and a cyclist on the R153 Balrath near Kentstown. A 70-year-old male cyclist was removed from the scene by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured in the collision.”
“Garda forensic collision investigators are at scene and the road remains closed to traffic. The local Coroner has been notified.”
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and in particular to anyone who travelling on the R153 in Balrath between 11am and 11.30am to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station at 0469036100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.