Man who was on electric bicycle in critical condition after Christmas Day collision

— Gardaí seeking witnesses and camera footage to establish details of collision.

A man in his late 20s is in hospital in critical condition following a collision yesterday, Christmas Day, in Dundalk, according to Gardaí.

Margaret Flanagan at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating a road traffic incident that occurred late on Christmas night, Saturday 25th December, 2021 on the Newry Road, close to the Newry Bridge, Dundalk, Co. Louth.”

“At approximately 11.35p.m. Emergency services were alerted to reports of a man (late 20s) lying on the road way. The man was in a serious condition and was removed from the scene by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where his condition was described as serious. He has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he remains in a critical condition,” she said.

Gardai said that it is believed that the man was travelling on his black electric pedal cycle in the vicinity of Newry Road prior to the traffic incident.

She added: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward. Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and who travelled on the Newey Road between 11.15p.m. and 11.30p.m are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.”

People with information are asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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