Cyclist dies after Galway hit-and-run

University Hospital Galway

A cyclist was pronounced dead shortly before 2am this morning following a road accident in Co Galway yesterday evening.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the incident, which occurred at about 8.30pm yesterday on the Gort Road in Loughrea.

A male cyclist, aged in his late 60s, was struck by a car close to pedestrian lights on the Gort Road.

The offending vehicle drove away from the scene in the direction of Gort.

The car is believed to have been a blue BMW with a partial registration of 01 G

The injured taken to University College Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead this morning.

A post mortem examination will be held later today.

The road at the scene of the crash is closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination of the area and is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.

Gardaí at Loughrea Garda Station are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them at 091 842870.

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