A 12-year-old teenage boy was knocked off their bicycle in a collision with a motorist on the dual carriageway section of Dolphins Barn in Dublin last night.
The section of the road is inside of canals, in Dublin City Centre, but is a dual carriageway with three lanes in one direction and two in the other. The number of lanes includes bus lanes in both directions, but there is no dedicated space for cycling, only bicycle markings in the bus lane.
The recently released plans for junctions along the Grand Canal does not include any redesign of the junction close to the point near the collision. Other junctions are to be redesigned.
The Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí received report of a road traffic collision between a vehicle and a cyclist that occurred in Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8 on Thursday, 13th October 2022 at approximately 19:30.”
The spokesperson added: “No damage was caused to the vehicle and no injuries were reported.”