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Northern Ireland rider killed at Walderstown Road Races

An Irish army helicopter transports a rider injured during the Senior Support event at Walderstown road races in Co Westmeath. Pic Stephen Davison
An Irish army helicopter transports a rider injured during the Senior Support event at Walderstown road races in Co Westmeath. Pic Stephen Davison

A Northern Ireland rider has been killed at the Walderstown Road Races in Co Westmeath.

Racing at the Athlone circuit was abandoned after the incident in the senior support race on Sunday at around 11.30am.

The competitor was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital after the incident.

Gardai and the emergency services are at the scene.

In a statement, Gardai said: "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 has been abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site. Enquires are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will we arranged. A file will be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Act."

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