A man has died in a collision between his bicycle and a truck at around 1.30pm on Whitechurch Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Today’s collision follows the death of 70-year-old Pat Beakey who was cycling before he was killed in collision with a car driver on the N2 in Co Meath last Sunday.
2017 is now on record as only the second year in the last 10 years in which 13 people have been killed nationally and four people have been killed in County Dublin. Three of the four deaths this year were on roads in the South Dublin County Council area.
In a statement released in the last few minutes, the Garda press office said: “The cyclist (Male, age unknown) was pronounced dead at the scene. His body currently remains at the scene which has been sealed off to facilitate the Garda Forensic Investigators. The driver of the truck was unharmed.”
Gardaí are appealing for witness to contact Rathfarnham Garda Station on 01-666500, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.