Tractor drawing silage involved in cyclist hit-and-run

A tractor drawing silage has reportedly been involved in a hit-and-run incident, where a cyclist was knocked from his bike.

The incident happened just before 6:00pm on Monday, June 12, along the Canalbank Road in Poyntzpass – a village on the border of counties Armagh and Down.

The tractor – which was blue in colour – was towing a yellow silage trailer at the time of the incident, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The driver of the tractor failed to stop at the scene and check on the well-being of the cyclist.

Anyone who has information on the driver of the tractor, or who witnessed the collision, is asked to get in touch with the PSNI.

As it stands, motorists are advised to obey a minimum passing distance of 1.5m when overtaking cyclists – this distance reduces to 1m at speed limits under 50kph.

Lorry driver fatally injured following collision with tractor

Yesterday, news emerged that a man in his early 60s died following a road traffic collision involving a tractor and a lorry on Monday, June 19.

The fatal road traffic collision, which occurred on the N25 Waterford bypass at approximately 3:00pm, is being investigated by Gardai.

The man in his early 60s was driving a HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) when he was involved in a collision with a tractor.

He was the sole occupant of the lorry and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Gardai. A 25-year-old male, who was driving the tractor, was taken to University Hospital Waterford with non-life threatening injuries.

A team of Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene and the local coroner was notified.

Investigating Gardai are appealing for witnesses; anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford Garda Station on: 051-305300, the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

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