Motorcyclist killed in accident

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Motorcyclist killed in accident

Gardai in Boyle are investigating a 2 vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross at approximately 8pm yesterday evening, Friday.

A male motorcyclist in his 50’s was fatally injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Roscommon Hospital. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Boyle Garda Station on 071 9664620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.