Gardai appeal for witnesses as cyclist dies in County Limerick collision

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

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aine.fitzgerald@limerickleader.ie

Cyclist dies in County Limerick collision

The scene of the fatal collision on the Kilmallock to Bruff road

A CYCLIST has died following a road collision in County Limerick on Sunday night.

The man, aged in his 40s, was fatally injured in a road accident which occurred at approximately 8pm on the Kilmallock to Bruff road.

The cyclist is understood to have been travelling home in the direction of Ballycullane Cross when the accident occurred.

Gardai, the fire service and two ambulances attended the scene. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where he was officially pronounced dead.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The car involved in the collision is understood to have been travelling in the direction of Bruff when the accident occurred. 

The stretch of road was closed overnight to facilitate an examination by garda forensic collision investigators and reopened early on Monday morning.

Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses to contact Kilmallock Garda Station on 063-98018, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.