50-year-old knocked off bicycle, seriously injured in collision with car driver in Galway

A man in his 50s was knocked off his bicycle and seriously injured in a collision with a car driver at Powers Cross, around 10km west of Portumna, Co, Galway, this morning.

Kyle Stewart at the Garda press office said: “Monday 31st January 2022. At approximately 6:15am a cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a car at Powers Cross, Ballyshrule, Portumna, Co Galway. The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated where he is currently in a serious condition.”

Gardai said that road was closed for some time to allow for a technical examination to be carried out by Forensic Collision Investigators.

He added: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and are also appealing to any road users with video footage from the location between 6:00 – 6:30am to make it available to them. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091 842 870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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