Gardaí resort to DNA tests to identify motorcyclist killed in Cork accident

Gardaí resort to DNA tests to identify motorcyclist killed in Cork accident

Gardaí in Cork are to carry out DNA tests to try and identify a motorcyclist killed after his bike hit a wall on the main Cork to Macroom Road on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased suffered horrific injuries in the high-speed collision in Ovens at around 5.15pm on Sunday.

It is believed the deceased is a Polish man in his 30's and two of his siblings travelled from Dublin to provide DNA samples.

Gardaí have also requested dental records from Poland to try and positively identify the victim who was killed instantly.

They are also continuing to appeal for witnesses.


More in this Section

Garda search underway after death threat 'call-out' video shared on social mediaGarda search underway after death threat 'call-out' video shared on social media

In-person visitor ban put in place in Irish prisons In-person visitor ban put in place in Irish prisons

Dermot Bannon wins 'open bath tub' planning battle with neighbour Dermot Bannon wins 'open bath tub' planning battle with neighbour

No plans for mass surveillance of social-distancing behaviour – PSNINo plans for mass surveillance of social-distancing behaviour – PSNI


Lifestyle

As the clocks go ahead, so does your style. Corina Gaffney picks your new wardrobe heroesFashion forward: Spring fashion as the clocks change

Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated salesAntiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’SullivanBuyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

I wish I could write us all back in time, when we could pop to the shops without fear, when grandparents did not have to wave through a window at their grandchildren.Michelle Darmody: Recipes with simple ingredients

More From The Irish Examiner