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Monday 23 October 2017

Cyclist had new bike for just a week when he died in collision

THE family of a 51-year old man who was killed as he cycled along Dublin's city quays has settled its action for damages at the High Court.

Father-of-two Karl McGee, who regularly cycled to work, had his new bike only a week when the accident occurred near the Ha'penny Bridge.

Yesterday, Ms Justice Mary Irvine was told the action brought by the wife and family of Mr McGee, of Redfern Avenue, Portmarnock had been settled.

Tribute

Mr McGee's wife, Trudie, had sued the truck owners, Templetown Transport Ltd, Carlingford, Co Louth, and the driver of the truck, Kieran Long, Greenore, Co Louth as a result of 
the accident, on September 15, 2009.

It was claimed Mr McGee, an Eircom systems architect, was cycling along Wellington Quay when suddenly and without warning the truck collided with the bicycle.

He was later pronounced dead at St James's Hospital.

The court heard Mr Mc Gee had two grown-up children, Conor (now 30) and Laura (27).

In a tribute to the late Mr McGee, the Friends of Dublin Cycling Campaign later placed a white "ghost bike" at the scene of the collision.

Flowers were placed at the scene, along with a tribute from his wife and children describing Mr McGee as "a family man, a gentleman, an honest man, a man of great integrity, compassion and full of laughter."

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