No paywall and let's keep it that way. Support reader-funded journalism, subscribe today.

Man in his 50s dies in Wexford hospital after collision involving a bicycle and van on Wednesday

A man in his 50s has died in Wexford General Hospital after a collision in Co Wexford on Wednesday — the man was cycling at the time and the collision involved a van.

Other details such as if other road users were involved are not yet clear at this time.

Gardai did not respond directly to questions on the nature of the collision. Instead the Garda Press Office referred to a press release issued at 11.10am this morning which outlined that the man had passed away and that investigations ongoing.

In that press release, Margaret Flanagan at the Garda press office said: “At approximately 5:45pm, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a collision involving a van and bicycle on the N25 at, Holmestown, Co. Wexford.”

“The cyclist, a man in his 50s was taken to Wexford General Hospital to be treated for his injuries which were serious. This man has since passed away. No other injuries were reported,” she said in a Garda press release.

The statement said that the scene was preserved for a technical examination which has since concluded.

Flanagan added: “Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. They are appealing to road users who were travelling on the N25 in the Holmestown area between 5:30pm and 6:00pm with camera footage (including dash cam), to make it available to them.”

Gardai have asked that anybody with information are asked to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053 916 5200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

September subscription drive update: IrishCycle.com has reached its target of 270 subscribers by the end of August -- thank you to all who have helped! Our new target is to have 300 subscribers by the end of 2022 -- originally this was hoped to be exceeded by the first year of running the site full time (end of October), but this is unlikely and so the new target is the end of the year.

If you can help push IrishCycle.com above 300 subscribers, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Please remember, every month there's a natural drop-off in subscriptions due to people getting new cards, cards stolen, Revolut not topped up etc.

***

IrishCycle.com is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers

Cian Ginty
Editor, IrishCycle.com

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.