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Delivery cyclist dies in hospital following Dublin hit-and-run

Friends and colleagues have named the deceased as Thiago Cortes from Rio de Janeiro.

A BRAZILIAN DELIVEROO cyclist who was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Dublin on Monday has died from his injuries. 

Gardaí have said that the man, who was in his 20s, was taken by ambulance from the scene in a serious condition but has since passed away from his injuries at the Mater Hospital.

The Embassy of Brazil said its consular section has been in contact with family members of the man, Thiago Cortes, and that it is “assisting with the pertinent issues”.

The Embassy is saddened by the tragic loss and extends its sympathy to family and friends of Mr Cortes.

In a statement, a Deliveroo spokesperson said:

“This is a tragedy and a terrible loss. Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the family and friends of the rider. We will do everything we can to ensure that the family of the rider is supported during this extremely difficult time.”

A vigil to honour Thiago Cortes, who was from Rio de Janeiro, is being organised for the Spire in O’Connell St at 5pm today.

A Facebook page organising the vigil says that the cyclist was married and “leaves his wife, family and friends behind”.

It’s understood that Deliveroo is in touch with Cortes’s family.

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Garda 1 (1) A garda checkpoint on North Wall Quay. Source: Twitter/GardaTraffic

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses for Monday’s incident in the area of the North Wall Quay to come forward. 

The incident happened at about 10.30pm when the cyclist was struck by a car. 

A car understood to have been involved in the incident was abandoned by the driver and recovered by gardaí at Castleforbes Square a short time later. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Store Street Garda station.

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