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80-year-old man dies after being knocked off his bicycle in collision with car driver in Dublin

An 80-year-old man has died after being knocked off his bicycle in a collision with a motorist this afternoon in Dublin

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Evan OLeary at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the Killeen Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, this afternoon, Monday, 27th December 2021.”

“The collision occurred shortly before 1pm, when a car and bicycle collided. The cyclist, a man aged in his 80s, was later pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Dublin City Morgue where a post-mortem will now take place in due course. The driver of the car was unharmed,” he said.

Gardai said that diversions were in place for some time to allow for a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. The road has now fully re-opened.

OLeary added: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision. Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the Killeen Road at this time, to make this footage available to them.”

Gardai said that anybody with information is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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