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19-year-old woman ‘critical’ after being knocked off her bicycle in collision with car driver in Cork

A 19-year-old woman is in a ‘critical’ condition after a collision with a taxi driver at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay in the early hours of this morning.

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Sean Mac Seoin, a spokesperson at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Cork City on Tuesday May 24, 2022. Shortly before 2am, Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted following a collision between a cyclist and a taxi at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay.”

The Garda spokesperson said: “The cyclist, a woman aged 19 years, was removed from the scene by Ambulance to Cork University Hospital. Her condition is understood to be critical. The driver of the car did not require medical treatment.”

Gardai said that the road at the site of the collision is currently closed pending examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and traffic diversions are in place.

A spokesperson appealed for wittinesses or footage: “Gardaí at Anglesea Street are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 – 452 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”

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