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Motorcyclist (50s) dies in crash with vehicle in Co Carlow

Collision occurred on the N80 at Ravenswood, Bunclody on Saturday afternoon

The collision occurred on the N80 at Ravenswood, Bunclody at approximately 3.10pm on Saturday. File image: Google Maps

The collision occurred on the N80 at Ravenswood, Bunclody at approximately 3.10pm on Saturday. File image: Google Maps

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Bunclody, Co Carlow.

Gardaí said they were investigating the collision involving a jeep and a motorcycle on the N80 at Ravenswood, Bunclody at approximately 3.10pm on Saturday.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, was airlifted from the scene to St James Hospital Dublin to be treated for serious life-threatening injuries. The driver of the jeep, a man in his 40s was not injured.

The road was closed temporarily for Garda Forensic Collision Investigators to conduct an examination and is now reopen.

Gardaí­ are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have witnessed the collision or have dash-cam footage, to contact them at Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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