Teenager in hospital after Limerick car accident

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Teenager in hospital after Limerick car accident

Mayorstone Gardai are investigating the incident and can be reached at 061-456980

A TEENAGER has been taken to hospital after he was knocked off his bike in Limerick this Monday evening.

The incident took place at around 6pm at the pedestrian crossing near the junction between Thomond Bridge and Clancy’s Strand.

It’s understood he was cycling from Clancy’s Strand across the High Road and into Thomondgate when the collision occurred.

The male cyclist, believed to be aged 14 or 15 years old, was knocked down by a people carrier.

“He was lying down. It was obvious he was hurt. But he was talking,” said a witness to the incident who was out jogging at the time.

“That junction is a death-trap. Every morning when I go to work, out of the five mornings, I have to stop to wait for cars to stop. They fly straight past. There is no warning on either side to say there is a pedestrian crossing. How someone hasn’t been killed yet, I don’t know," added the witness, who did not wish to be identified.

The youngster was taken to hospital as a precaution, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

The AA reported heavy traffic around the area following the incident.

Mayorstone Gardai are investigating, and can be reached at 061-456980.