Motorcyclist dies on fundraiser

A motorcyclist fundraising for Down Syndrome Ireland has been killed following a road traffic collision in Co Clare yesterday.

The collision, which involved a car and a motorcycle, occurred at around midday at Dough Cross on the outskirts of Kilkee. The incident happened at a junction on the N67 Kilrush to Kilkee road.

The Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard was contacted by a member of the public who passed by and saw that there were no emergency services in attendance.

The volunteer unit had been training at the time and the incident was less than a kilometre from their base.

The road was closed and the scene secured as Irish Coast Guard first responders tended to two casualties until additional emergency services arrived including units of the fire brigade from Kilkee and Kilrush, ambulances from Kilrush and Ennis and local gardaí.

The motorcyclist, who has been named as Aidan Lynam, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Mr Lynam had been participating in the annual motorcycle fundraiser — Rev-up4DSI — for Down Syndrome Ireland. The group expressed its grief at the loss of a “dear friend and colleague”.

“Aidan was a much loved and valued senior member of our team at Down Syndrome Ireland, committed to his family and his work and all of our hearts are simply broken,” said a statement.

Emergency services were also called to the scene of a crash on Crofton Road in Dún Laoghaire where a car mounted a kerb and crashed into a number of parked cars.

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