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January 1st brings first road fatality of the year as motorcyclist (19) dies in Ballymun

The victim was involved in a single vehicle collision
Gardai appealed for witnesses (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai appealed for witnesses (Niall Carson/PA)

Clodagh Meaney

The first road fatality of the year has occurred after a 19-year-old man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a lamp post.

Shortly after 3:30pm today, Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene on Sillogue Road, Ballymun following reports of a collision involving a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike struck a lamp post while traveling on Sillogue Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The scene is being examined by Garda Forensic Collision investigators and the road is currently closed at the crash site. Local diversions are in place. The deceased has been removed to the Dublin City Morgue and the Coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Those with camera footage from the area at the time (including dash-cam) are asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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