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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a cyclist was seriously injured in crash with a motorist in Co Leitrim

A cyclist has been left with serious injuries after a crash with a motorist in Co Leitrim yesterday, Tuesday. Gardaí investigating the incident have appealed for witnesses to come forward as they attempt to determine the precise circumstances of the collision.

The injured man, who is in his 60s, has since been transferred to a hospital in Dublin for specialist treatment in a bid to save his life.

The crash, between the cyclist and a driver in a car, occurred on the R284 between Battlebridge and Leitrim Village shortly after 2pm.

“A male (60s) has been taken to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, for treatment for serious injuries,” a statement from the Garda Depot in Dublin stated.

“The road is currently closed for technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

“Any road users who may have camera footage – including dash-cam – and were travelling in this area between 1:30pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday December 19th are asked to make this footage available to gardaí.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station on (071) 965 0510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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