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7 people killed while cycling on Irish roads in 2021

Seven people died while cycling on Irish roads in 2021, three fewer deaths than last year.

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The Road Safety Authority said that the overall number of deaths of all road users in 2021, 133, is the lowest number of road traffic deaths in a year since recording began in 1959.

The deaths involving people cycling is the second-lowest level on record, with the number previously declining to 5 in both 2010 and 2013.

The collisions last year included four collisions involving vehicles being driven by motorists, two single-vehicle collisions (involving only the person cycling), and one collision which IrishCycle.com could not establish the details of at the time of publication of this article.

This is a list of the fatal collisions involving people cycling in 2021:

  • May 3: A man in his 40s was killed in a collision with a motorist driving a bus between Kilshane Cross, Co Dublin and the back of Dublin Airport.
  • May 10: Aoibheann Duffy, an 11-year-old girl, died after a collision with a van driver 3km outside Abbeydorney, Tralee, Co Kerry.
  • July 24: 46-year-old Michael Burke died in a single-vehicle collision in Meadstown in Kildorrery, Co Cork.
  • August 29: A man in his 50s, John O’Malley, was killed in a collision with a motorist driving a car on the R345 near Corr Na Mona in Co Galway while O’Malley was taking part in a leisure cycle event.
  • November 2: A man in his 40s died in a single-vehicle collision when he hit a pole in Dublin.
  • December 27: An 80-year-old man was killed in a collision with a car driver on the Killeen Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.
  • And one other collision with details to be confirmed.

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