Young adult on e-bike dies after hitting a pillar in west Dublin housing estate

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to come forward after a young adult on a electric bike died after hitting a pillar last night in a housing estate in west Dublin.

According to Gardaí, the incident happened in the vicinity of MacUilliam Heights, in a housing estate off the Fortunestown Lane in Tallaght.'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

Both RTE and this morning reported that the young man was on an electric bicycle.

The Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision in the Fortunestown Lane area, Tallaght, Dublin 24 yesterday evening, Wednesday 7th June 2023 at approximately 10.30pm.”

“A male cyclist (aged in his late teens) was seriously injured when he collided with a pillar in a residential area. Emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to Tallaght University Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased,” the statement said.

The Garda Press Office said that no other vehicles were involved in the collision and a technical examination of the scene was completed by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators yesterday evening.

The statement added: “Anyone who was in the vicinity of Mac Uilliam Heights in Tallaght yesterday evening between 10pm and 10.45pm and who may have camera footage (including mobile phone and dash-cam) is asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.”

Gardaí are asking anyone with information to contact Tallaght Garda station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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