Man in his 60s seriously injured in a collision involving a car driver

A man in his 60s was seriously injured in a collision involving a car driver shortly after midday today in Co Meath.

A spokesperson at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí and emergency services responded to a serious collision involving a car and a cyclist on the R125 at Phepotstown, Kilcock, Co. Meath, shortly after 12 noon on Sunday, February 25th, 2024.”

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“The cyclist, a male in his 60s, was transported from the scene by ambulance to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, with serious injuries. The occupants of the car did not require immediate medical attention.
The scene has been preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and local traffic diversions are in place,” the spokesperson said.

The Garda spokesperson added: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward. Additionally, road users who may have been travelling on the R125 between Dunbyone and Kilcock at the time, and possess camera footage (including dash-cam), are requested to provide this footage to investigating Gardaí.”

Anyone who can help with details of the collision are asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station at 01 8010600, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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2 comments

  1. is there any point in campaigning to have certain roads (L roads) reclassified as prioritising cyclists,walkers,farm traffic,etc. and to discourage commuters in cars from using them?imagine what that could mean for ireland

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  2. Nice idea, but not a hope unfortunately. We have allowed almost every boreen in the country to become a low-density settlement while towns and villages fall into disrepair. The people who live on the minor roads will raise an almighty ruckus if there is any threat to their ability to drive wherever they want. Country politicians would never allow it. Yet another reason why on-off housing is a bad idea. In Europe, people can buy a cheap site and build large well-appointed houses, but only in the traditional style of the region and in specified areas close to settlements where services are centralized and accessible and transport links are effective. We get it arseways so a few farmers can make a bit of extra money and people can build McMansions in the middle of nowhere.

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