Man in his 60s knocked off his bicycle in collision with car driver

A man in his 60s who was cycling a bicycle was hit by a car driven by a motorist this morning in Birr, Co Offaly, according to the Gardaí. The man is currently in hospital in what is described as a serious condition.

The Garda press office said:” Gardaí attended the scene of two vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle that occurred in Birr, Co Offaly on Sunday 11th October.”

“At approximately 10am a male cyclist in his 60s was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in the Syngfield area of Birr. The injured cyclist was taken by Ambulance to Midlands Regional Hospital, before being transferred to Beaumount Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious. The scene was examined by Garda forensic collision investigations and the road has since reopened to traffic,” the press office said.

Gardaí added that they are appealing for any witnesses, or any road users who may have dash-cam footage, who were travelling in the area to contact Birr Garda station on 057 916 9710, 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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