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Friday 14 December 2018

More horror on our roads as cyclist (19) dies after truck crash

A 22-year-old woman was struck by a car on her way to work
at this roundabout in Swords, causing serious head injuries
A 22-year-old woman was struck by a car on her way to work at this roundabout in Swords, causing serious head injuries

A 19-year-old cyclist has died after he was involved in a collision with a truck in south Dublin.

The teenager was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following the incident, which occurred between Donnybrook and UCD yesterday.

The incident happened at the junction of the Stillorgan Road and Greenfield Park at 3pm, near RTE studios.

The young man was taken to St Vincent's Hospital, but was later pronounced dead. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

Witnesses

Gardai are now appealing for any witnesses to contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01 6669200, the Garda Confidential line or any garda station.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Dublin woman is still fighting for her life in hospital after she was struck by a car on her way to work.

The young woman, named locally as Jodie Regazzoli, was about to start her morning shift at River Island in the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords on Monday when the accident occurred.

Ms Regazzoli sustained serious head injuries attempting to cross a two-lane road on the R132, just a few minutes away from her workplace.

Emergency crews, including Dublin Fire Brigade, immediately rushed to the scene.

The 22-year-old was then taken to Beaumont Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the car was not injured. Balbriggan councillor Tony Murphy told the Herald that he's praying Jodie makes a speedy and full recovery.

"I'm sure it's a very difficult time for her family and friends so of course my heart goes out to them," he said.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the serious road traffic collision.

In particular, they are seeking film footage and are asking drivers and cyclists with dash cams or GoPros to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111.

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