Laois Offaly Gardaí renew appeal following Portarlington road traffic accident

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly


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Garda appeal to driver to get in touch with them

Laois Offaly Gardaí have renewed their appeal to a motorist to get in touch with them following incident on the Edenderry Road in Portarlington.

The incident occurred at about 4.45 pm on Monday, July 12 at the junction of the Endenderry road /Spa St / Cushina Road and the Bog Road in the Laois Offaly town.

Gardaí say that a motorist was travelling along the Bog Road to turn left onto the Edenderry road / Cushina Road. Upon arrival at the turn, Gardaí believe the motorist observed a male cyclist, aged 17.

While the vehicle came to a halt some contact was made with the cyclist. Gardaí say the female motorist did get out her vehicle to establish the well being of the male.

Having spoken with the teenager and reached a belief that there were no injuries, the driver is believed to have proceeded on her journey.

However, the cyclist was subsequently brought to hospital as a precaution and gardaí were notified about the incident. The teenager is not understood to have required admission to hospital.

The incident is not being treated as a hit and run but it is being investigated as a road traffic accident. 

Given that an investigation is taking place, Gardaí say they need to speak to the driver as part of their enquiries to establish the full facts.

They also appealed to anybody who may witnessed to the accident to contact them.

The driver or witness are asked to make contact at Portarlington Garda Station on 057-8623112 or Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100.

Anyone who can help is asked to leave details for the attention of Garda Aoife Bannon.