10-year-old airlifted to hospital after collision involving SUV driver

— Boy described as being in a “critical” condition.

A 10-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital at around lunchtime today after a collision involving him on his bicycle and an SUV driver in Co Carlow, the Gardai have said.

Colin Heeney at the Garda press office said: “Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision involving a cyclist and a jeep that occurred in the Ballymartin area of Borris, Co. Carlow, on 25/06/2020 at approximately 1:30pm.”

He added: “The cyclist, a 10 year old male, was airlifted from the scene to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. His condition is described as critical. The scene is currently preserved for a examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.”

Gardaí said that they are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have dash cam footage, to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 6620 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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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