A DUBLIN family is appealing for witnesses following a road collision in which a young man was knocked unconscious and injured.
Jonathan Buckely (20) was involved in the incident on Christmas Eve after he came off his motorbike and landed on a nearby footpath.
Jonathan, who is from Raheny, was hospitalised following the fall and sustained a badly fractured elbow and serious bruises to his leg and underneath his arm.
Thanks to his protective clothing, he avoided further damage to his legs and arms.
He was also wearing a helmet, which protected his head from serious injury.
He was on his way home from work on Abbey Street at about 6.30pm on Christmas Eve when the incident occurred.
Both he and his family are looking for witnesses regarding the exact sequence of events after the force of the impact caused him to lose consciousness for a short period of time.
"I blacked out and when I woke up there were people around me telling me not to move.
"Then I was taken to the hospital so I didn't get a chance to talk to anyone," Jonathan told the Herald.
"I still have headaches and a sore neck from the collision and I have been out of work since it happened", he added.
Jonathan, who will turn 21 at the end of February, was released from hospital in the early hours of Christmas morning.
Staff at the hospital determined that he had sustained no head injuries, but Jonathan has yet to go back to work.
Serious damage was caused to his motorbike following the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Buckley family at firstname.lastname@example.org