A man in his 60s was seriously injured when knocked off his bicycle in a collision involving a car driver on the N20 in Patrickswell, Co Limerick.
UPDATE: There are conflicting reports that the collision — with some reporting that it involved a car and others reporting it involved a truck. IrishCycle.com has contacted Gardai to confirm and this article will be updated once a reply is received.
According to the Irish Examiner and Limerick Post, the man is Gerry Murray, the father of Irish and Munster rugby player Conor Murray. It was reported that he suffered head injuries and has been placed in an induced coma.
A spokesperson at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a traffic collision that occurred at approximately 3:25pm on Tuesday, the 7th February 2023 on the N20 in Patrickswell, Co Limerick.
“A car and a cyclist were involved in this collision. The cyclist, a man aged in his 60s, was conveyed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment of serious injuries sustained as a result of this collision,” they said.
The spokesperson added: “The road involved in this collision was closed for a period while emergency services attended the scene and is now re-opened for use.”