A cyclist was knocked down by a Hyundai light motor vehicle on the corners of College and Hazel streets in Athlone.
The man, who appeared to be in his late seventies, was allegedly crossing the road to make a U-turn when he was hit by the car. He allegedly knocked into the windshield of the car head first.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they assessed the man and found no signs of life. He was declared deceased on the scene. The driver of the vehicle was visibly shaken but physically uninjured.