Man killed in Laois motorcycle crash

A man has been killed in single-vehicle accident at Knockaroo, Borris in Ossory, on the M7 southbound, which happened yesterday morning (Sunday).

A man has been killed in single-vehicle accident at Knockaroo, Borris in Ossory, on the M7 southbound, which happened yesterday morning (Sunday).

The 45-year-old was fatally injured when his motorcyle collided with the crash barriers. He was was pronounced dead at the scene, and removed to Midlands Hospital, where a post-mortem is due to take place today.

The road was closed to facilitate a Garda examination, but has since re-opened. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666111 or any Garda station.