15 September 2009
Cyclist Killed on Wellington Quay Dublin this Morning by Artic Truck.
A 51 Year Old Male Cyclist Knocked down and Killed by Articulated Truck at 8.20am on Wellington Quay in Dublin this Morning He Died on way to St Jame's Hospital. The Truck was on a Straight Road and According to the Picture seems to have been caught between a Parked Hi Ace style Van and the Artic Truck.I dont know the Details so I am only Surmising that this Happened I do not know who was at Fault .These Trucks are supposed to be Banned from the City now since they put in the Port Tunnel several Years ago with the Exception of a couple going to the Major Shops with a Permit. It rarely happens now that a Cyclist is Killed so this makes it all the more Tragic. Story Courtesy of the http//www.rtenews.ie Web Site. The Road was blocked for several Hours and Traffic Diverted and is now Opened.
Cyclists be careful out there especially Newbies,until the Dublin City Council puts in a Safe Infrastructure of Dedicated Cycle Lanes and when Drivers Learn to share the Road with other Vulnerable Users we have to be Vigilant and look to our Left for Doors Opening and to our Right for Clumsy Motorists not seeing us. Watch Especially at Corners for Traffic turning,do not be Tempted to rush past them as it could be fatal. My Extreme Condolences to the Family of This Man that got Killed this Morning.