A MALE cyclist reportedly died in a fatal crash in Dublin city centre today.
According to The Irish Independent, the victim was killed just outside of a supermarket located near the St James Hospital building works at the South Circular Road.
The incident took place at around 8:30am when the pedal cyclist was hit by a lorry.
While the motorist was uninjured, the cyclist died at the scene, with his body subsequently removed.
A forensic garda investigation is underway with all traffic diverted in the meantime.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any motorists who may have been on the South Circular Road between 8:45am - 9:15am who may have dash cam footage to come forward.”
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Kevin Street on 01 6669400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”
A total of nine people lost their lives while cycling on Irish roads in 2018.
According to the a Provisional Review of Fatal Collisions released by the Gardai and RSA there were 142 fatal collisions, which have resulted in 149 fatalities on Irish roads last year.