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Man left with serious injuries after bicycle / van collision on Dublin’s quays

— Second serious collision in 10 days.

A man has suffered serious injuries after a collision between the bicycle he was cycling and a motorist driving a van and trailer on Ushers Quay in Dublin.

“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred on Ushers Quay outbound on Monday the 2nd of July 2018 at approx. 12.09pm. A cyclist was injured in this collision and was brought to St James St Hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Investigations on going,” said Sorcha O’Reilly at the Garda press office.

The collision in the second in just over a week on the quays which left a person cycling with serious injuries. On June 22 a man who was cycling a bicycle at the junction of Eden Quay and Butt Bridge sustained a serious leg injury in a collision with a coach driver. It is understood that the bones in his foot were crushed.

The Liffey Cycle Route, the project to create a segregated cycle route on the quays, is currently under review. Consultants were due to report back to the National Transport Authority by June 22. Before the news of the collision broke today IrishCycle.com were seeking an update on the project and will report on such when we get answers.

The Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service attended the scene today.

IMAGE: File image from Google Street View.

CORRECTION: This article originally reported that the collision involved a truck, this was corrected to say it was a van and trailer.

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