Gardaí seek information on fatal collision near Spiddal

By Claire Henry

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the R336 between Inverin and Spiddal on Saturday evening.

A motorcycle and a car collided shortly after 8 pm. The motorcycle driver, a man aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed from the scene and taken to Galway University Hospital, where a post-mortem is due to take place.

The occupants of the car, a male and female in their 20s, were taken to Galway University Hospital as a precaution.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical exam by the Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road is closed, and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this fatal collision to contact Salthill Gardaí.

Anyone travelling on the R336, between Inverin and Spiddal from 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm on Saturday who may have dashcam footage or mobile phone footage, is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

To contact the Salthill Garda Station call 091 514 720 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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