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Motorcyclist Fatally Injured In Co. Tipperary

GardaA 25-year-old motorcyclist has tragically died, following a crash on the R689 in Co Tipperary.

It is understood the incident happened when the cyclist collided with a sign on the Fennor to Urlingford road around 8.45pm last night.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was immediately removed to St Luke’s General Hospital in Co. Kilkenny, where a post mortem examination will be carried out later today.

The roadway at the scene this morning remained closed to facilitate a daylight forensic examination.

Those with any information regarding this tragic accident are asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on Tel: (0504) 25100), the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800-666-111 or indeed any Garda station.

Sadly last night’s fatal collision now brings to 5 persons; being the total number of people that have lost their lives due to road accidents on Tipperary’s roads so far this year. Statistically same number surpasses the total figure for all similar deaths during the complete 12 months of last year.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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