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Cyclist dies in road crash

Thursday, 14th September, 2017 8:46am

By Ryan O'Neill & Denis Hurley

A cyclist was the third person to die on Cork roads this week.

The latest road traffic collision claimed the life of the female cyclist on the the N28 Cork/Ringaskiddy Road at about 1pm yesterday.

The woman in her 60s was killed when she was involved in a collision with a tractor, the driver of which was uninjured.

The body of the woman was removed to CUH for a post mortem examination.

Traffic diversions were put in place and forensic collision investigators attended the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-4522000, the garda confidential line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.

Earlier in the week, two tourists died when the car they were travelling in collided with an articulated lorry. James Baker (62) from Columbia City, Indiana and Peggy Sue Adams (59) from Delphos, Ohio both died after their hire-car collided with a lorry at the Waterloo junction on the N20 Cork-Mallow road near Blarney on Monday.

The two had been travelling with their respective spouses, Deborah Baker and Jack Adams, having arrived in Ireland last Friday. Both Mrs Baker and Mr Adams were taken to CUH with non-life-threatening injuries along with the driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s.

A second car, driven by a pregnant woman, was stuck in the aftermath of the crash.

The woman was taken to CUH as a precautionary measure.

Initial garda inquiries are pointing to the possibility of the Americans using a sat-nav, which was directing them to take a short-cut to Blarney, as that was the reason for a similar accident there.

The Americans had been due to return home this Friday. On Tuesday, prayers were offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Blarney.

Gardaí are asking any witnesses to the crash to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021-4946200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111.

Also on Monday, a woman and her daughter and grandson were killed in a crash near Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

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