Woman in her 70s who was cycling killed in crash involving car driver in Monaghan

A woman in her 70s was killed in a collision involving her bicycle and a car driven by a motorist this afternoon.

A spokesperson at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on Cootehill Road, close to Monaghan town, in Co Monaghan, today, Saturday 21st October 2023.”

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“The collision involved a car and a bicycle and occurred this afternoon at approximately 1.20pm,” a Garda spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said: “A female cyclist, aged in her 70’s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her body has been removed to Monaghan Hospital where a post mortem will take place. The road is currently closed for an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.”

Gardaí said that they are are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

“Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), and who were travelling on Cootehill Road, Co. Monaghan, today, Saturday 21st October 2023, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí,” they said.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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