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Woman's collision death brings number of cyclist road fatalities to nine in 2016

A woman has died after being hit by a truck while cycling in Dublin's north inner city, gardai said.

The victim, aged in her 30s, was involved in the collision at Seville Place shortly before 11am on Tuesday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigating gardai said the driver of the truck has been brought to Beaumont Hospital as a precaution.

They have appealed for witnesses.

The death brings to nine the number of cyclists killed on the roads already this year - a rate of one a month.

Last week, an 11-year-old boy died following a collision with a car while he was cycling to school outside his home town of Moate, Co Westmeath.

And a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a car while cycling in Drogheda last month later died from his injuries in hospital.

So far this year, 125 people have died in car crashes, including 18 pedestrians.

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