Two killed in collision involving car and bicycle in Limerick

Two people have been killed in collision involving car and bicycle in Limerick last night.

Sean Brosnan at the Garda press office said: “Gardai are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle that occurred at approximately 12:15am on Friday 26th June 2020 on the Hyde Road, Limerick.”

“The male driver of the car and a male cyclist were both pronounced dead at the scene. Ages of both are unconfirmed at this time,” said Brosnan.

He said: “A front seat passenger in the car, a male youth in his teens, was also injured and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Limerick, with non-life threatening injuries.”

The Garda press release this morning said that Forensic Collision Investigators will be examining the scene this morning and the road remains closed and that local diversions are in place.

He added: “Gardaí at Roxboro Road are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time to make this footage available to Gardaí.”

Gardai are asking anybody with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

IMAGE: File picture.

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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