Man killed in motorbike crash

Man killed in motorbike crash

A man was killed yesterday evening when his motorbike struck a footpath before hitting a roadside pillar.

Gardai are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the R551 at Ballyheigue, Co Kerry yesterday at around 6.45pm.

A man in his 30s suffered fatal injuries when his motorcycle struck a footpath and then a roadside pillar.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to University Hospital Kerry, Tralee where a post mortem is to be arranged.

The man was the sole occupant of the motorcycle.

Investigating gardai are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them at Tralee garda station on 066 7102300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.