Female cyclist in her 60s killed in collision with tractor in rural Ireland
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Female cyclist in her 60s killed in collision with tractor in rural Ireland

A CYCLIST in her 60s had died following a collision with a tractor in the south of Ireland.

The incident happened on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road near Shanbally at around 1pm this afternoon.

The 65-year-old bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been taken to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem investigation.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured and was treated for shock at the scene.

Traffic diversions are in place and collision investigators are present to allow for a forensic examination.

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Traffic approaching from Shannon Park roundabout is being diverted to Carrigaline and traffic from Ringaskiddy is being diverted to Rapheen.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Angelsea Street Garda Station on 021 4522000.

Witnesses can also contact the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.