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Cyclist found on cycle lane in Sligo dies from injuries in hospital

A Garda investigation has been launched after a cyclist who was found seriously injured on a cycle lane in Sligo late on Wednesday night died in hospital.

The man was discovered on the cycle lane on Pearse Rd, Sligo, at about 11.30pm, when the alarm was raised and gardaí and paramedics arrived on the scene.

“The cyclist, a male aged in his 50s was found in the cycle lane with serious injuries. He was removed by ambulance to Sligo University Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased,” the Garda said.

“The local Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be arranged. The scene is currently preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and traffic diversions are in place.

“Motorists approaching Sligo town on Pearse road are currently being diverted onto Cemetery Road. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.”

“They are also appealing to road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) from the scene at Pearse Road, Sligo between 11:30pm and 12 midnight to make it available to them.”

Anyone with information can contact Sligo Garda Station at 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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