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.
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.”