28-year-old run over on part of planned Liffey Cycle Route

A 28-year-old man suffered significant injuries to his leg after he was run over by a hit-and-run driver on May 5 last across from the main entrance to the Phoenix Park.

CCTV footage of the collision, which resulted in the man needing to undergo a number of surgeries, featured on Crimeline on RTÉ last night.

It happened on Conyngham Road close to where the street joins with Parkgate Street. The location of the impact would have included a segregated cycle path if the long-delayed Liffey Cycle Route was built.

According to TheSun.ie, Garda Karl O’Reilly told CrimeCall tonight: “We are appealing for anyone who might have seen that vehicle either before or after the incident.”

The car is described as a black Volkswagen Golf, registered between 2004 and 2008.

Garda O’Reilly added: “The car was travelling at quite a speed the injured party is quite lucky to have survived the incident.”

He said that the car sustained damage to the headlight, wing and bumper damage and that Gardai are looking for anybody who might have seen a car with such damage to come forward.

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.

6 Comments

  1. So, does this mean that the gardai will be accepting video from our bike cameras?

  2. BUT WAS HE WEARING A HELMENT?!

    That probably saved his life if he was, and if he wasn’t… well then it was clearly a miracle.

  3. Tall Person On Board September 24, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Looks like you have to get run over B4 the guards will accept any footage of dangerous driving

  4. Also, was the car driver injured?

  5. Didn’t appear to have lights…

  6. Fair game so..?

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