Lady cyclist (45) fights for life after car collision
A WOMAN is in a critical condition today after a collision with a car in Coolock yesterday evening.
The victim (45) was cycling on the Malahide Road when she was struck by a car at the junction with the Greencastle Road beside the Odeon Cinema complex.
The accident happened at 6.45pm and involved a silver Opel Astra car.
The male driver of the car, who is in his 60s, was not injured. Gardai closed the road while the accident was being attended by the emergency services.
The woman who was knocked off the bike was cycling towards the city at the time of the crash.
She is understood to be from the Greencastle area.
Gardai said she was in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital where she was brought by ambulance.
The accident happened not far from where six-year-old Jennifer Casey was the victim of a hit-and-run on the Malahide Road.
She was thrown into the air by a van and landed on the bonnet as the vehicle drove away.
She then fell from the front of the vehicle after around 10 metres and garda sources said she was run over by the van, suffering horrific leg injuries.
Gardai in Coolock are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01-666 4200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.