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A 16-year-old boy has tragically died following a traffic collision in Co. Kildare on the 3rd July.

The boy was cycling at Oughterard, Straffan at 4.50pm on the 3rd July, when he was involved in a collision with a car.

He was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was treated for head injuries, but died this weekend.

The driver of the car a woman in her 40s was not injured.

A Garda investigation into the collision is underway.

Our thoughts are with the boy's family and friends at this devastating time. 

Earlier in the summer, the garda urged cyclists to take care and bike safely on the roads, following their report that 171 motorcyclists have been killed and 629 seriously injured since 2010.

"Motorcyclists and cyclists are among our most vulnerable of road users because they have very little protection in the event of a crash. Cyclists can help reduce this vulnerability by taking some very simple steps. Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and high visibility clothing to make yourself visible to other road-users plus ride with your dipped headlight on," said Garda Commissioner Mr Donál Ó Cualáin. 

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Gardaí in Co Waterford are investigating a road traffic accident which claimed the life of a cyclist earlier today.

The man, who was in his 40s, died after colliding with a car in the Waterford townland of Kilcop.

Commenting on the fatality, a spokesperson for the Gardai said: "The collision between a car and a cyclist occurred at approximately 7am."

"The cyclist, a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford."

Diversions have been implemented as the Garda Forensic Collision Investigators carry out an examination of the road.

This the 16th cyclist to die on our country's road so far this year.

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Last week, a photograph of cyclist, Juli Briskman, went viral, and this week, that same photograph cost her her job.

The 50-year-old, who became a social media sensation after deciding to flip off President Trump's motorcade, was informed that her decision to do so meant that she could not stay under the employ of government contracting firm, Akima LLC.

Aware that the publicity surrounding the photograph could have detrimental implications, Juli approached her employers and confirmed that she was the woman in the photograph.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Juli explained that her decision to come clean resulted in her dismissal, saying: "They said, 'We're separating from you'."

"Basically, you cannot have 'lewd' or 'obscene' things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene.'"

Juli, who chose to make the image her profile picture on both Facebook and Twitter, ultimately violated Akima's social media policy, despite the fact her place of employment is not listed on her social media pages nor was she working at the time the photo was taken.

Speaking to the Washinton Post, Juli insists that she does not regret her decision despite it costing her her job.

"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times," she admitted before adding: "I'd do it again."

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Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and a female cyclist on the N28 Cork /Ringaskiddy Rd which occurred today at approximately 1.00 pm.

The cyclist, who is understood to be aged in her 60s, died when she was involved in a collision with a tractor.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

According to the Gardaí, the body of the woman has been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place

Traffic diversions are in place and forensic collision investigators are at the scene. Traffic approaching from Shannon Park roundabout is diverted to Carrigaline and traffic from Ringaskiddy is diverted to Rapheen.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Angelsea St. Garda Station on 021 4522000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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A woman on her bicycle and an articulated lorry collided near Ranelagh in Dublin a little after 12 noon today; the cyclist is now in at St James's Hospital with serious leg injuries. 

A large Garda presence remained for some time at the scene at Grand Parade Bridge, which was for several hours cornered off and preserved so that a technical and forensic examination could take place. The road has since been reopened to traffic.

It is believed that the 39-year-old woman was conscious when paramedics and the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived to treat her.

Her bike was completely crushed in the incident.

Although her injuries are serious, they are not thought to be life-threatening. 

An Garda Síochána this evening told SHEmazing in a statement: "Shortly after midday a female cyclist aged in her late 30s was seriously injured when she was struck by an articulated lorry at the junction of Grand Parade and Ranelagh Road. 

"The cyclist was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. Her injuries are understood to be serious."

Thankfully, no one else – including the driver of the lorry – was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station 01 666 9200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

You can read ten tips for safe cycling in Dublin here

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Actress Billie Piper is being quizzed by police after she was involved in a road collision with a 16-year-old cyclist who was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

The actress, who starred in Doctor Who and The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, was questioned by police after colliding with the cyclist, who slammed into her car at high speed.

Billie was left so shaken that she was forced to pull out of her leading part in a West End play. 

The actress’ sons Winston (5) and Eugene (2) were in the back of her Volkswagen Golf as she attempted a U-turn on a steep section of road in Camden, London.

She is understood to have been driving at under five miles per hour as she crossed into the path of the teen cyclist who was travelling downhill at a fast speed.

The bike slammed into the back of the car and the boy was thrown to the ground.

The teen was taken to hospital and the actress was questioned by police, but not arrested.

A police spokesperson said “enquiries” into the incident are ongoing.

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