CO KERRY, Ireland - A cyclist taking part in an event has been seriously injured after he was struck by a car on the N71 at Eric, Moll's Gap, in Co Kerry on Saturday.
The cylist, a man in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry, where his condition remains serious, although gardai say the injuries, while very serious, at this stage are not life-threatening.
Garda in Killarney are appealing for witnesses to the collision.
"At approximately 11.30am a male cyclist in his 30s was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on the N71 at Eric, Moll's Gap. He was removed by Ambulance to University Hospital Kerry. (His injuries are described serious but not thought to be life threatening.) It's understood he was taking part in a cycling event at the time of the collision," a statement issued by the Garda late on Saturday said..
"The driver of the car, a man in 50s, was arrested by investigating Garda for suspected dangerous driving. He has since been released is expected to appear before Killarney District Court in the coming days charged in connection with the investigation."
Garda say they are appealing for witnesses and in particular to motorists who were traveling on the route at the time to make any dash cam footage available to investigators.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064-6631222 of the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Gardai say investigations are ongoing.