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This 90-year-old man was was ignored as he lay injured on a Cork street

Con Coughlan misjudged the height of the path where a new bike lane has recently been installed.

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A 90-YEAR-OLD CORK man was left unassisted after falling in the street and lying injured.

The incident happened at Singers Corner, near Washington Street, in Cork. Con Coughlan said he misjudged the height of a kerbstone and fell into a cycling lane.

After falling, he was not helped by any passing motorists or pedestrians.

The widower told Cork-based Red FM’s Neil Prenderville show:

My left knee was quite sore you know. And there was a bit of blood, stuff like that. I was round the corner and I got a cab and I came home and I cleaned myself up, and that was it.

In an email sent to the station, Coughlan’s granddaughter Orla describes him as “a lot more active than any middle aged person”. She also said that after falling, her grandfather “just picked himself up and stood against the wall for a while and tried to gather himself”.

The incident occurred while Coughlan was walking into town for his lunch.

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The footpath he tripped off had recently had its height adjusted when a bicycle path was installed.

Orla went on to explain that Coughlan had his hands, knees and shins badly grazed in the fall.

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