CO. CORK, Ireland - The death of a motorcyclist on Saturday night on the N25 between Cork and Waterfoord, brings the number of motor bike riders killed on Irish roads to 3, in three days.
The latest collision between a motorcycle and a car took place at Lisacrue, near Killeagh, around 6:30pm Saturday night.
The rider of the bike, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene and his remains were taken to Cork University Hospital.
The driver and a passenger in the car, a man and a woman in their 80s, were taken to Cork University Hospital as a precaution.
The N25 between Cork and Waterford remained closed overnight with local diversions in place.
In the other two fatal crashes involving motorcycles this week, a 19-year old bike rider died when his bike colided with a car at Knockane, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co. Cork on Thursday night about 7:30pm. The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was unhurt. Like the latest victim, his body was taken to Cork University Hospital.
The third incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Mulpheddar, Clonard, Co Meath when a car and a motorcycle collided. The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was atekn to Navan Hospital.