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Fatal Road Traffic Collision, Banteer, Co. Cork, 21st April 2024

Issue Date: 22nd April 2024

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a single vehicle, fatal road traffic collision at approximately 6.45pm on Sunday evening, 21st April 2024. The collision, which involved a motorcycle, occurred on the R579 at Glen South, Banteer, County Cork.

The driver of the motorcycle,a male aged in his 60s, was fatally injured following the collision. His body has since been removed from the scene to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

The R579 road (from Banteer to Nad) remains closed this morning. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are scheduled to carry out an examination of the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the vicinity of Banteer and Nad, between 6.00pm and 7.30pm yesterday evening, are asked to make this available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.