78-year-old woman knocked off bike at Collooney roundabout dies in hospital

A 78-year-old woman has died in hospital after she was knocked off her bicycle at the N4 at the Collooney roundabout at the start of October.

Both local media and sports cycling group Connacht Cycling named the woman has Pamela Benson. She was cycling to meet up with others for a cycle when the crash happened.

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Connacht Cycling, in a Facebook post, said: “It’s with a sadheart that we report this terrible news. The lovely Pamela Benson Inishfree wheelers has passed away in the last few hours from injuries she sustained from a bike accident a few weeks back.”

They added: “Condolences to all her family, friends and fellow club members. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Gardai said that the collision occurred at around midday on Sunday, October 2, and a technical examination of the scene was carried out.

The Garda Press Office said that they are appealing to any witnesses of this incident or road users who may have video footage, to make this available to Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station on 071 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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