Woman killed in a collision involving truck driver was “in pursuit of her dreams abroad”

— She worked as a carer and was cycling to a patient at the time of the fatal collision.

Josilaine Ribeiro, a 36-year-old Brazilian who was living in Dublin, has been named as the person who was killed in a collision between an electric bicycle and a truck on Monday afternoon.

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The fatal road traffic collision occurred at around 12:30pm on Monday, November 6th, on the Dolphin’s Barn Bridge in Dublin 8. Gardaí said that she was taken to St James’s Hospital with serious injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The collision involved an articulated truck, with six axles and a trailer designed to carry aggregate, being driven in the direction of the city centre.

irlandapontocom on Instagram, a resource for people living and visiting Ireland, said: “Josie (as she was called by friends and family), 36, arrived in Ireland in May 2020 in pursuit of her dreams abroad.”

They added: “Our sincere condolences to family and friends.”

In response, the Dublin Cycling Campaign, a group which seeks safer conditions for people cycling in the city, said: “Our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Josilaine. We will keep working for safer streets for all those using bikes in Dublin.”

Gardaí asked that any witnesses or anybody with camera footage or any information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda station on 01 666 6200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

CORRECTION: A paragraph in this article originally referred to “Tuesday afternoon”, this has been corrected to Monday afternoon. For all of this time another paragraph referred to the correct day of the week and date.


  1. It was a Sox wheeled truck a dumper truck. Not an articulated lorry. May Josie R.I.P I’ve seen her a few times cycling to work and back again. We’ve lost another person on on roads.

    • Hi Georgina, thanks for your comment but I have confirmed that the truck was a articulated truck with six wheels, including the trailer. It is what is colloquially named as an artic tipper (you’ll see a very different type of truck if you google artic tipper and an artic dumper, but the name tipper/dumber are often interchangeable).


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