Motorcyclist dies at Westmeath road races, while 9 year old cyclist is seriously injured in Offaly

Gardaí are investigating the death of a participant during the Walderstown motor cycle road racing event in Co. Westmeath.

At approximately 11.30am a 34 year old man from Northern Ireland was seriously injured when his motor cycle was involved in a crash during a race at Walderstown.

He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.


The event was abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site.

Enquires are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will be arranged.

Meanwhile gardaí at Tullamore are investigating the circumstances of a serious collision involving a cyclist and motorist in Co Offaly.

The collision occurred at approximately 2pm when a boy aged nine years was struck by a car while cycling on a minor road at Heathfield, Pollagh. He was treated at the scene and airlifted to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. He has since been transferred to Temple Street Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious. The driver of the car was not injured.

The scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collison Investigators and enquires are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.



A file will be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Act.