Man dies after collision with two cars and bicycle in Kerry

A 39-year-old man, who was cycling at the time, has died after a collision with two cars and a bicycle in Co Kerry last night after 8pm.

The death is the 14th person who was killed while cycling on the Republic’s roads so-far this year, which is the highest number of cycling deaths of any year in the last decade.

The collision happened near Tralee on the main N86 road between Tralee to Dingle.

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In a statement issued this morning, the Garda press office said: “Gardaí in Tralee are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred in the townland of Tonevane, Tralee at approximately 8.15p.m. last night Tuesday, 22nd November, 2017.”

“A two car and pedal cycle collision occurred and the male pedal cyclist (39 years) was seriously injured and removed to Kerry University Hospital where he later passed away. Both drivers (one male (early 40s) and one female (mid 50s) were removed to hospital with minor injuries.”

“The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place. The road is expected to remain closed for the morning.”

“Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses who were in the townland of Tonevane between 8.10p.m and 8.30p.m. to contact them at Tralee Garda station 066 – 7102300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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3 comments

  1. OMG

    A 2 car & bike collision? So did 2 cars smash into each other? And the man on the bike was taken out as a result?

    I’m getting more and more worried cycling to work each day.

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  2. Cian – I am scoring this latest fatality as No. 15 in 2017. AGS TC web-page shows 14 to date.
    It would be 15 if we include the fatality at Christchurch junction in Dublin where the casualty was apparently walking his bike at the moment of impact.

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  3. Another terrible tragedy on our roads with a Cyclist killed. It is an awful pity we never find out the causes of these accidents until possibly a year later and the information is often buried on a small Paragraph hidden away that nobody notices . It might prevent them happening again in the future. Was it carlessness by either of the Motorists or by the Cyclist or was it the Road itself that was at fault.

    If it was the road ,bad design, Potholes, bad camber, because of bad design water could linger causing Acqueplaning, then this should be rectified. At the very least warning signs should be erected until the road is fixed.

    Often on Country roads speed is to blame by Motorists, but we will never know until a Coroners report.

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