Witnesses sought as Irish cyclist critical after crash with car in race

Posted on: June 14th, 2018

The race was stopped after the rider was seriously injured in a crash with a car. And now the police are seeking assistance as they investigate how the crash happened during the Ulster 100 Mile TT.


An investigation is underway and an appeal for witnesses has been launched into a crash during a race.

The Ulster 100 Mile TT Championships was stopped last Sunday when one of the riders was involved in a crash with a motorist driving a car.

And as the rider remains in hospital the PSNI is investigating and is seeking witnesses.

The PSNI in Antrim issued a statement on the incident and its inquiry.

“Police are investigating a serious road traffic collision between a vehicle and a cyclist on the A26 Lisnevenagh Road, Ballymena,” it said.

“(The crash occurred) between the Oldwood Road and Craigstown Road junctions at 10:30 am on Sunday.

“Police are trying to locate anyone who may have witnessed this.”

The roads were closed at the time and were examined by the PSNI as part of its inquiry.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) also said its personnel were involved in treating the rider.

“NIAS despatched a rapid response paramedic, an A&E crew and a BASICS doctor to the scene. NIAS also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance to the incident.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene one male patient with serious injuries was taken by road ambulance to RVH in Belfast.”