Collision between pedestrian and cyclist leaves 70-year-old in critical condition

— Pedestrian suffers serious head injuries.

A man in his 70s was taken to hospital after a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian yesterday evening on the N24 on Glenconnor Upper on Clonmel, according to Gardaí.

Sean Brosnan at the Garda press office said: “Gardaí at Clonmel are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision involving a cyclist and a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 6.35pm on Monday 6th January 2020 at the N24, Glenconnor Upper, Clonmel, County Tipperary.”

He said: “A male pedestrian in his 70s was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital with serious head injuries and is currently in a critical condition. Forensic Collision Investigators have carried out a technical examination of the scene.”

“Gardaí at Clonmel are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this collision, particurly any road users who may have camera footage who were travelling in the area at the time, to come forward,” he added.

Gardai said that anybody with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 6177640, the Garda Confidential Line on 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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