A man was knocked off his bicycle and brought to hospital with serious injuries after a collision this morning between the man and cement truck driver in Dublin.
The incident happened on the corner of South Richmond Street and Harrington Street (which leads onto South Circular Road).
“Gardaí and emergency service’s attended the scene of a road traffic collision on the Richmond street road, Dublin on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 9:27am. The collision involved a bike and a truck. The cyclist (male) was taken to St James’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries,” said Sean Collins, a spokesperson at the Garda Press Office.
Gardai said after midday that that road has since reopened and that the investigation is ongoing.
A witness to the aftermath posted the following images to Twitter:
South Richmond Street is part of the route from Rathmines over the Grand Canal into the city centre. Traffic counts shows it has the highest volumes of people cycling into the city centre in the last decade. However, the junction has no segaragted cycle paths and does not have separate signals for motorists and cyclists.
It is unclear at this point which direction the bicycle and truck were coming from. These images are from Google Street View of the corner — South Richmond Street has a segratgted cycle lane at this corner which ends before the junction, turning motorist and people cycling going straight ahead have a green light at the same time, and there is no cycle lane on the South Circular Road.