Fatal accident at Castletownbere

May 17th, 2015 6:31 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Gardaí at Castletownbere, Co Cork are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the Castletownbere to Ardgroom Rd yesterday evening, Saturday 16th May 2015 at approximately 4.40pm

A male pedal cyclist 71 years, was out cycling with a group of colleagues when he came off his bicycle and struck the ground. His colleagues administered CPR, until a local Doctor attended the scene. The Doctor pronounced the man dead a short time later and his body has been taken to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem will be carried out.

The road was closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision examination and has now reopened.

Gardaí are appealling for witnesses to the collision to contact them at Castletownbere Garda Station on 027 70002, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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