Cyclist Who Died In Wexford Accident Named Locally

A cyclist has died following a road traffic incident in Co Wexford…

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the incident at Ballywilliam, New Ross shortly after 1:00pm on Sunday.

A male cyclist, aged in his 60s, was injured on the R731 at Ballywilliam.

The man has since been named locally as Mark Flood from New Ross.

The Barrow Wheelers, a social cycling club based in New Ross in Wexford, led the tributes to Mr Flood.

“Yesterday we lost one of our heroes. Rest in Peace our forever loved Friend Mark Flood.”

As per, it is believed that the man was cycling in a group when the incident occurred.

It is believed that he swerved to avoid an obstruction in the road before hitting a tree.

Mr Flood was treated by emergency services at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. His body was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford where a postmortem will take place. The local coroner has been notified.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward with any information. Anyone with information is asked to contact New Ross Garda station 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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