Man in his 60s cycling in Cork left with serious injuries after collision involving car driver

A man in his 60s who was cycling in Cork was left with serious injuries after a collision involving a car driver this morning.

A spokesperson at the Garda press office said: “Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision between a car and a bicycle that occurred on the N71 at Barleyhill East, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork at approximately 9:00am this morning, Thursday 1st June 2023.”

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“The cyclist, a male in his 60s, was transferred by air ambulance to Cork University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There were no other injuries reported. The road between Rosscarbery and Leap remains closed at this time to facilitate a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local traffic diversions are currently in place,” said the Garda spokesperson.

The spokesperson added: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on this stretch of the N71 between 9:00am and 10:00am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonakilty Garda station on 023 882 1570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.


  1. The coalition government is irresponsibility promoting the use of bicycles whilst providing piecemeal infrastructure that is resulting in the deaths and serious injuries of vulnerable road users.

    They should be held accountable.


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