Gardaí appeal for witnesses after cyclist “seriously injured” in collision with car in Limerick

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Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a male cyclist was “seriously injured” after he was “struck by a car” on the outskirts of Limerick city this morning.

The collision occurred around 7.15am on the Ballysimon Road, just off Childers Road, on the south of the city environs.

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The male cyclist, aged 25, was rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.

When the cyclist left the scene for hospital he was in a serious condition, Gardaí said.

The driver of the car was also taken to hospital for treatment to “minor injuries”.

The road was closed for a number of hours but has since re-opened.

A Garda spokeswoman said: “Gardaí are at scene at a RTC that occurred at Childers Road, Limerick this morning Tuesday 19th November, 2019 at approximately 7.15am.”

“A male pedal cyclist (25 years) was seriously injured when struck by a car. The pedal cyclist was removed to Limerick University Hospital where his condition is described as serious.”

“The male car driver was also removed to Limerick university Hospital with minor injuries.”

“Investigations (are) ongoing,” they added.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact their local garda station.