Man in his 60s on a bicycle has died in collision with a motorist driving a car in Co Cork yesterday evening.
“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Youghal, Co. Cork this evening, Saturday 24th October 2020,” said Kyle Stewart, a spokesperson at the Garda Press Office.
He said: “At approximately 7pm Gardaí were alerted to a collision involving a bicycle and a car on the Lower Corkhill Road, Youghal. The cyclist, a man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.”
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information, particularly any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), to contact Youghal Garda station on 024 92200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
The Garda press office said that Garda Forensic Collision Investigations are currently at scene and local diversions are in place.
The need for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, that would facilitate and encourage the elderly and very young to go about their daily living, is stark.
Yet another bicycle user dies on a road adapted for nothing more than motorised vehicles.
We will be shamed and judged in the future on how poorly we cater for the infirm and disadvantaged in our country.
Almost all small towns provide almost no public WCs in public parks, spaces for securing bicycles are minimal, litter bins and (resting) benches are largely nonexistent.
The individualistic attitude of our nation is bred and encouraged by leaders who pander to basic survival instincts, for votes, with little or no regard for the well-being of all.
Until we are led by the sincere, the courageous and the fair minded our quest for a society catering for bicycle users and pedestrians and the general well-being of the nation, we will be waiting.
My thoughts are with the family of the man who died yesterday whilst using his bike.
Cian – Do Garda PO say whether or not the driver remained at the scene?
They normally state that the driver was uninjured, as an aside.
This is the 7th fatality for 2020.
According to Garda RPU, that’s 33 people outside cars have been killed by drivers so far this year.
An appalling vista for a Vision Zero strategy.