Female cyclist dies following collision with tractor
A female cyclist has died following a fatal road traffic collision with a tractor on the Killarney bypass yesterday evening, May 10.
Gardai in Killarney, Co. Kerry, are appealing for witnesses of the fatal collision, which took place at approximately 7:00pm, to come forward.
It is believed the female cyclist, who was reportedly in her 40s, was in collision with a tractor that was towing agricultural equipment on the Killarney bypass.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, along a stretch of the main Cork to Tralee Road (N22); the driver of the tractor was uninjured, according to Gardai.
Due to a fatal collision the Killarney bypass N22 will remain closed overnight. Diversions are in place.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 10, 2017
The road was closed to traffic and local diversions were put in place while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene. The local coroner was also notified.
Investigating Gardai are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on: 064-6671160; the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800-666-111; or any Garda Station.
Young motorcyclist dies following collision with tractor
In mid-April, a young motorcyclist died following a collision with a tractor in Northern Ireland. The collision took place on the Ballymacanallen Road, near the village of Gilford in Co. Down.
The motorcyclist was named as 21-year-old James Campbell, who lived in the local area, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Emergency services were called to the scene, which is on the border of counties Down and Armagh, at around lunchtime on April 19.
The road was closed following the crash and local diversions were put in place by the PSNI.
A significant number of emergency service staff remained at the scene for a considerable amount of time following the accident.