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Motorcyclist dies two days after road crash

Seven motorcyclists have died on Irish roads so far this year.

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A 30-YEAR-OLD man has died in hospital this afternoon from injuries sustained in a road accident on Tuesday night.

The motorcyclist was involved in a serious collision with a van at Ellistown in Rathangan, county Kildare at about 9.30pm on 7 May.

He was removed to Naas General Hospital but was subsequently transferred to Tallaght ICU, where he was pronounced dead today.

Gardaí in Rathangan have appealed for witnesses to contact them at the local station on 045 527730.

Road deaths have continued to creep to higher levels this year when compared to the same period in 2012. A total of 68 people have died on Irish roads since 1 January 2013. Seven of the victims were motorcyclists, while 11 were pedestrians.

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