Cyclist killed in Cork collision named

Cyclist killed in Cork collision named

Update: 8:30pm: The cyclist who died in a road collision in Co Cork earlier today has been named as Donal O’Brien.

Donal, 46, was a resident of Ovens and an avid fan of motorsports.

Mr O’Brien was company director of Donal O’Brien’s cars ltd.

He was married and had one daughter.

Update: 5.11pm The road where a cyclist was killed earlier today has reopened.

Earlier: A cyclist has been killed after a road collision in Co. Cork.

The collision is reported to have happened on the Ballincollig bypass near Cork city at 12.25pm.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision between his bicycle and a car vehicle. The driver of the car was uninjured.

He is the eighth cyclist to be killed on Ireland’s roads this year. A woman was killed last Wednesday when the bike she was riding was involved in a collision with a tractor on the Killarney bypass in Co. Kerry.

Picture of the scene, taken by Larry Cummins.
Picture of the scene, taken by Larry Cummins.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place while Gardaí carry out a forensic investigation.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station 021-4946200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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