A cyclist from Kildare is appealing for witnesses after being hit by a car this week. Michael Kiernan, a member of Lucan Cycling Road Club, was hospitalised after the incident which took place on the evening of Thursday 9th of November.

Michael was cycling on the old road from Kilcock to Enfield in North Kildare when he was hit. He was attended to by a Paramedic and a number of other people who stopped to help. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured lower back and multiple soft tissue injuries and cuts to arms, legs and head.

Appeal for witnesses
If you were driving on the R148 (old road from Kilcock to Enfield) on Thursday evening last you may be able to help in tracing the driver of a grey saloon medium sized car, possibly a phantom Grey Opel Insignia or similar, who knocked down a cyclist and failed to stop.

The cyclist’s helmet took a major impact and was cracked in several places at the rear and right side coincident with a vehicle as opposed to ground impact.

The incident occurred at approximately 1745 along the R148 heading in the Enfield direction. One witness who stopped stated the vehicle was veering left and right and veered into the hard shoulder hitting the cyclist from the rear right.

The car was damaged, and parts were left on the ground including several intact parts of a wing mirror. Michael appeals to anyone who witnessed the incident directly, or erratic driving of a vehicle at that time heading toward Enfield to get in touch. (approximate location below).


  1. The exact make and model of the vehicle could be identified easily from the parts left behind. I suggest that they are brought to main dealerships starting with Opel. Once established then an email to every Parts Dept in Ireland and Micks Garage to report all inquiries about same Parts.


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