Motorcyclist dies after collision with cow on national road

Gardai in Navan, Co. Meath are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred last night in the county after a motorcyclist was killed after his bike collided with a cow.

The fatal accident happened at approximately 10.15pm at Clarkes Cross, Navan.

The collision occurred on the Navan to Athboy road N51 (approximately two miles outside Navan). The cow was also killed in the collision.

The male motorcyclist, who was 28 years old, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital and a post mortem is to be arranged.

Gardai have said that the road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination. Local diversions are in place and it is expected that the road will remain closed until lunchtime.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 10pm and 10.15pm is asked to contact them at Navan Garda Station on 046 9036100, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.