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No charges TD shares video of him being hit on his bike after DPP refuses to prosecute driver

Mr Cannon asked for charges to be brought following the incident


A Galway TD has published a video showing the moment he was hit by a car while cycling his bike as he claimed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) refused to bring charges.

Taking to Twitter, Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon posted the clip and called for specially trained Gardaí to “adjudicate expertly on road traffic violations using video evidence submitted via an online portal."

Last year, he revealed how he has undergone surgery for a “serious enough injury” to part of his knee after he was knocked off his bike on his way to a charity cycle in Clifden.

Just a few weeks after he cycled the length of the country in under 24 hours, the Fine Gael TD was hit by a SUV last in Moycullen.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Deputy Cannon revealed that he had surgery for a tibial plateau fracture, a part of the knee that supports the shin.

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Ciaran Cannon posted this picture on Twitter from his hospital bed

Ciaran Cannon posted this picture on Twitter from his hospital bed

Ciaran Cannon posted this picture on Twitter from his hospital bed

 

He has since shared the moment the shocking footage was caught on camera.

The video shows Ciaran cycling past the top of a road before a car turns to drive onto the road, hitting him and throwing him off his bike and onto the vehicle's bumper.

“This is my video evidence (local CCTV) and our DPP has decided it’s not sufficient to secure a prosecution,” he wrote, adding "#RoadSafety".

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