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Ireland Elderly man killed in collision with cyclist is fifth person to die on Irish roads this year

23:50  09 january  2020
23:50  09 january  2020 Source:   independent.ie

Pensioner in a critical condition after collision with a cyclist in Tipperary

  Pensioner in a critical condition after collision with a cyclist in Tipperary A PENSIONER is fighting for his life after a collision with a cyclist while he was out walking in Tipperary. The accident occurred at around 6.30pm on Monday on the N24 Limerick-Waterford road at Glenconnor Upper outside Clonmel. A man, in his mid 70s and who lives locally, suffered serious injuries in the collision with the cyclist as he was out walking. The circumstances of the accident remain unclear. He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital with serious head injuries.The pensioner is currently in a critical condition.Garda forensic collision investigators carried out a technical examination at the scene.

A cyclist has been killed in a collision with a lorry in east London, becoming the fourth to die on the capital's roads in the past eight days and the 12th this year . There have been growing fears over the safety of the Bow roundabout cycle superhighway since two cyclists were killed there in autumn 2011.

The 30- year -old became the second cyclist to die on London's roads in just 12 hours on MondayCredit: Facebook. Female cyclist in critical condition after collision with coach on London's cycle superhighway. ROAD TRAGEDY. Cyclist dies at the scene of horror collision with car at

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ROAD safety chiefs have expressed alarm after five deaths on the roads in the first nine days of the year.

The latest fatality was an elderly man seriously injured in a collision with a cyclist while walking in Clonmel on Monday evening.

The man who passed away at South Tipperary General Hospitalon Wednesday night, has been named as Thomas O’Brien from the Co Tipperary town, but originally from Wexford.

Another fatality involved a two-vehicle collision outside Killarney, which killed a man and also left an elderly woman fighting for her life.

It occurred shortly before 7am at Finnegan’s Cross outside Kilcummin, Co Kerry, and involved a collision between two cars.

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Another cyclist , the sixth to die on the capital's roads in less than a fortnight, has been killed in a collision with a lorry in London, police said. But on the other hand we do know that speeding traffic and vehicles not obeying road signals are a far greater threat to cyclists than cyclists ' own actions

DOWNLOAD: Cyclist deaths and injuries RTC Ireland (Google Sheets). Blank spaces equals missing, unconfirmed, or unavailable data — a blank does not In 2011, a HSE report (Admission to Acute Hospitals for Injuries as a Result of Road Traffic Collisions in Ireland 2005 – 2009) said there are far

An elderly man – named locally as Eddie Kelliher – was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) in Tralee.

A woman was treated for critical injuries and was last night reported to be fighting for her life.

The third person hospitalised – a middle-aged woman – was being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries at UHK.

Gardaí immediately closed the section of road and a forensic team conducted a detailed examination of the scene.

Gardaí are now appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users travelling in the area at the time of the collision.

They may also have camera footage and are asked to contact Killarney garda station on (064) 6671160 or the Garda Confidential line on (1800) 666111.

85-year-old man killed in road traffic collision in Offaly

  85-year-old man killed in road traffic collision in Offaly The collision happened at about 6pm this evening.Gardaí in Birr attended the scene of the incident which involved a pedestrian and a car in the Mountheaton area this evening at approximately 6pm.

Five more cyclists have been killed this year than last year on Ireland’s roadsJOEL SAGET/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. A man in his forties has become the 15th cyclist to die on Irish roads this year after he was involved in a collision with a car in Co Waterford.

The collision happened just before 09:00 BST and the woman, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene. City of London Police shut the Bank junction for She is the eighth cyclist to die on London's roads this year . Transport for London (TfL) said every death was "one too many" and it was "committed to

It was the second fatal collision in Co Kerry in the space of just four days.

Four fatal accidents in total have happened in Kerry, Limerick and Offaly – with a person dying every 48 hours so far in 2020.

It represents three more deaths than for the same period in 2019.

Deaths on the roads increased by 4pc last year compared to 2018, which ranked as the safest year since records began in 1959.

A total of 148 people lost their lives last year compared to 142 in 2018.

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