Person who helped elderly cyclist left by hit-and-run driver on rural road asked to come forward

A man in his 70s was knocked off his bicycle and left with serious injuries by a hit-and-run driver on the L2214 road between Kilcloone to Maynooth last month.

The incident — reported by this website yesterday — happened in the area of Kilcloone in Meath on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Gardai posted an appeal for witnesses yesterday on Facebook and issued a press release tonight.

The statement tonight said that officers are looking for the person who helped the man at the scene to come forward and also for anyone with dash cam footage of the area around the time of the collision to contact them.

The Garda Press Office said: “At approximately1.20pm, a vehicle collided with a cyclist, on the L2214, Kilcloone to Maynooth Road. Following the incident, the cyclist, a man aged in his 70s, was treated for serious injuries.”

Referring to the driver’s actions, the Garda Press Office said: “The vehicle failed to remain at the scene.”

“Gardaí are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward. In particular, they are appealing to anyone who may have aided this man shortly after the collision, to please come forward to Gardaí,” the statement said.

The press office added: “Anyone who may have been on the L2214 Kilcloone to Maynooth road and witnessed the incident or anyone with dash cam footage of the area during this time should contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”


  1. I wonder why the person who helped left but unfortunatly in this day and age people are reluctant to stop and help especially if it means going as a witness for the gardai due to all the bad press about garda giving wrongdoers information


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