Man killed while cycling in collision with motorist in North Dublin just before midday today

A man in his 40s was killed while cycling in a collision with a man driving a car just before midday today on R108 road, in the St Margaret’s area, North County Dublin.

The Garda press office said: “Gardai are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a pedal cyclist and a car that occurred on the R108 Road, St Margaret’s, North County Dublin, at approximately 11:45am, Saturday 19th September, 2020.

“The cyclist, a man in his 40’s was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the car was treated for non-life threatening injuries by ambulance services at scene,” the press office said.

The press office added: “The road is currently closed as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct their examination. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have witnessed the collision or have dash-cam footage, to contact them at Dublin Airport Garda Station on 01 666 4950, 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.

4 Comments

  1. unfortunatly another vulnerable road user dead this year. St margarets road is a notorious road even lacks footpaths on most of its route not the first incident there were 2 more over the last couple of months near to the current one.it really needs a lot of investment by fingal council

  2. How many more deaths and serious injuries have to occur before government officials take the action to provide safe cycling infrastructure?
    White lines splashed onto roads do not encourage the elderly to cycle, do not alleviate parent’s fears of their children cycling and do not entice the nervous to cycle.
    Unless these issues are central to decision making we will never achieve the high standards in place in Denmark, The Netherlands and other countries, and lives will continue to be lost.

    Best practice models are there.
    We must pay heed.

  3. Years ago I used to cycle out there on that road all the time. Won’t do it now. Irish rural roads are lethal. And there’s only one culprit = drivers. Lack of any enforcement by AGS, lack of speed reduction measures on roads, lack of automatic speed cameras, lack of red-light cameras, lack of speed-limiters in cars, lack of data-logging in the cars which could be linked to insurance tariffs all play a role; but in the end all these deaths (and the almost complete absence of people walking on rural roads) are due to decisions made by drivers. They cannot be trusted to do the right thing, and therefore they have to be prevented from doing the wrong thing.

  4. I endrose all that Martin, Donal and CW say.
    These impacts should not be happening. We all know that there are too many reckless drivers out there. We experience close/dangerous overtakings every time we go out on our shared roads.
    Gardai are letting us down in an appallingly callous way. All the RSA can do is appeal to drivers to do the right thing, but without relentless poilce detection and enforcement is is useless.
    We need reform of roads policing in Ireland..

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