18/02/2009

Killed Motorcyclist Named

Gardaí have named the 38-year-old motorcyclist killed in a tragic collision in Co. Carlow.

The man is James Fleming of Hillside, Borris, Co. Carlow.

Gardaí at Portlaoise are continuing to investigate the two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on the Stradbally to Carlow Rd (N80) on the Sunday morning at approximately 9.45am.

In the incident, a car was in collision with a motorcycle resulting in the 38-year-old motorcycle driver being fatally injured. He was taken to Portlaoise Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Sunday afternoon. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.

The accident scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí at Portlaoise are continuing their appeal to any member of the public that may have been travelling on the same stretch of road between 9.30am and 10am yesterday morning that may have witnessed this incident to contact them at 057-8674100.

(DW/JM)

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