Sunday 17 November 2019

Cyclists hold vigil after man killed on commute

Garda and members of Dublin Fire Brigade pictured at the scene of a fatal road traffic accident where a cyclist was fatally injured. Photo: Frank McGrath
Garda and members of Dublin Fire Brigade pictured at the scene of a fatal road traffic accident where a cyclist was fatally injured. Photo: Frank McGrath

A vigil was held last night for the cyclist killed in a road accident during his morning commute yesterday.

The male cyclist was involved in a traffic accident with a cement mixer vehicle at a junction to the rear of St James's Hospital on the South Circular Road at 8.30am.

He was fatally injured, and his body was removed from the scene.

A garda spokesperson said that the cyclist's age could not be established last night, but confirmed that the driver of the truck was uninjured. To pay their respects, members of the Dublin Cycling Campaign held a vigil at the site of the incident yesterday evening.

Tragedy

Speaking to the Herald, campaigner Kieran Ryan said the vigil was a gesture of solidarity with the man who lost his life.

"It's been about 12 months since someone was killed on a bike in Dublin," he said.

"This latest tragedy is being felt right across the city's cycling community. This is why we thought it was appropriate to hold this vigil.

"The circumstances surrounding this incident have yet to come to light, but for now I think it's important that we offer our sympathy and support to this man's family."

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any motorists who may have been on the South Circular Road between 8.45am and 9.15am and who may have relevant dash cam footage, to come forward.

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