Fresh appeal for witnesses after man in his 60s killed in collision with truck driver in Kildare

A fresh appeal for witnesses and footage has been launched by Gardai following a man in his 60s who was cycling at the time was killed in a collision with a truck driver in Clane, Co Kildare nearly two weeks ago.

Gardai say that the collision happened at around 8.30am on the on Millicent Road in Clane on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

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On the day of the collision and again today, Gardai reported this as a collision between the “pedal cyclist and an articulated tractor unit”. An ‘articulated tractor unit’ is the cab unit of an articulated truck, but it was misreported by at least four news outlets as simply a tractor.

“Gardaí in Naas are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them,” said Emma Farrelly at the Garda Press Office in a press release issued this morning.

“Anyone who was travelling between Firmount Cross and Millicent Cross, on the outskirts of Clane, between 8am and 8.30am on Saturday, 20th August 2022 is asked to contact investigating Gardaí,” she said.

In the statement, Farrelly added: “Any road users who were travelling in the area at the time and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage, are asked to make this available to Gardaí. Anyone with information can contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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