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Man (52) dies after motorcycle collides with car

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

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A MALE MOTORCYCLIST died in a two vehicle road collision in Galway last night.

The 52-year-old man was fatally injured when he was involved in a collision with a car on the N17 at Polkeen, Castlegar at approximately 9.45pm last night.

He was brought to University Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was uninjured.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators which is scheduled to take place this morning.

Traffic travelling from Galway city on the N17 is being diverted at Parkmore. Traffic travelling from the Tuam direction on the N17 is being diverted at Claregalway. Traffic from both sides will be able to return to the N17 via Carnmore Cross.

Witnesses are asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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