Road traffic accident claims the life of a cyclist in Co Waterford

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.