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Cyclist in his 80s dies after being struck by car

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving but has since been released without charge.

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Updated, 19:24

A MAN IN his 80s has died following a road traffic accident in Kildare.

The man was cycling along the Dublin Road in Clane when he was struck by a car at around 2pm this afternoon.

He was declared dead at the scene and removed to Naas General Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving but has since been released without charge.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The road was closed for some time to allow forensic examinations but has since re-opened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gardaí in Naas at (045) 884300, the Garda Confidential hotline at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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