Cyclist dies after falling from his bike in Cork

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to the fatal accident on Shandon Street

A 48-year-old cyclist has died after being fatally injured when he fell from his bike while travelling in Cork city centre yesterday evening. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A 48-year-old cyclist has died after being fatally injured when he fell from his bike while travelling in Cork city centre yesterday evening. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 08:26

A 48-year-old cyclist has died after being fatally injured when he fell from his bike while travelling in Cork city centre yesterday evening.

The man was cycling down Shandon Street on the northside of the city around 5.40pm when he fell off his bike and suffered serious head injuries.

The emergency services were called and the man received treatment at the scene before being rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

But the man, who is from Togher on the southside of the city, failed to recover from his injuries and died at Cork University Hospital shortly after midnight

Gardaí closed off Shandon Street for a period to allow the emergency services treat the man at the scene and a forensic crash invesigator examine the scene.

Gardai in Mayfield who are investigating the accident, which did not involve any other party, have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 021-4558510.

A post-mortem is due to take place at Cork University Hospital today and gardaí will later prepare a file for an inquest at the coroner’s court