Motorcyclist dies after collision with car last night


Gardaí in Portlaoise, Co Laois are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred in Laois yesterday evening.

At approximately 7.20pm a motorcyclist in his late 20s was seriously injured when his bike was in a collision with a car on the old Portlaoise to Ballybrittas Rd(R419) at The Heath.

He was taken to Portlaoise Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a woman aged 75, was also taken to Portlaoise Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The road is closed to facilitate a Forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place, the road is expected to remain closed until this afternoon.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.