Cyclist killed in Limerick accident laid to rest in Spain

  • by Mike Dwane

THE woman killed in an accident while cycling to work in the city last Wednesday morning has been laid to rest in her native Spain.

Natalia Jimenez Martinez, 30, died instantly when she was involved in a collision with a truck at the junction of Rutland Street and Charlotte Quay.

Paramedics who rushed to the scene on Wednesday morning could do nothing to save the victim, such were the extent of her injuries.

The accident occurred at around 7.30am when Ms Jimenez Martinez was cycling to work at Cook Medical in Plassey.

The tragedy has left colleagues at the Limerick company devastated and has also caused unimaginable grief to her long-term partner Paul Hynan, from County Limerick.

Ms Jimenez was from Murcia in the south of Spain but had been living in Limerick for at least seven years.

She was the youngest daughter of prominent Spanish regional government official and academic Pedro Jimenez Mompean.

Her employer made arrangements to have members of her family flown to Limerick last week, where they met the family liaison officer at Henry Street garda station, assisted by a Spanish interpreter.

Gardai at Henry Street are now awaiting the report from the forensic collision investigator as the investigation into the tragedy continues.

The driver of the truck, who is believed to be from Limerick city and has many years experience on the road, was also said to be devastated by the accident.

Her remains were repatriated by Griffin undertakers on Saturday and the funeral took place yesterday in Murcia.




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