Motorcyclist dies following collision with a pole


Gardai in Porlaoise, Co. Laois are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at Kiloughan, Stradbally, Co. Laois on the Stradbally to Abbeyleix Road (R427) today.

The collision occurred at approximately 11.15am when a 69-year-old male motorcyclist collided with a pole.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to the morgue at Portlaoise General Hospital.

No one else was injured in the collision.
The road is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Witnesses are asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Garda Station on 057 8674100, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.