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This is what a motorbike looks like after a fatal crash

The victim’s family gave gardaí permission to use the pictures in the hopes of avoiding another crash.

THE FAMILY OF a man killed in a motorcycle crash have given gardaí permission to print these pictures as an appeal for motorcycle safety is issued.

The pictures show the devastating impact that a crash can have.

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Gardaí are currently appealing for both drivers and motorcyclists to avoid similar scenes, following a spike in the number of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads in 2013.

Of the 22 motorcyclists killed in 2013 that gardaí had home addresses for, 16 were close to their homes and the majority were killed on dry roads in good weather.

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The vast majority, 26 of 27, of those killed on motorbikes were male, while one third were aged between 20 and 30.

Read: Gardaí want motorcyclists to be careful this summer

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