Man killed in collision between bicycle and truck in Kilkenny

A man in his 40s died in hospital yesterday a short time after he was in a collision with a truck driver.

Damian Hogan at the Garda press office said: “Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Newpark Drive, Kilkenny yesterday afternoon (27/3/18) at approximately 5.35pm.”

“A male cyclist in his 40s was fatally injured when he was involved in a collision with a truck. The cyclist was taken to St. Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny but was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the truck was uninjured.”

“This stretch of road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.”

Witnesses are asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-777 5000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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