CYCLIST NAMED FOLLOWING COLLISION WITH AMBULANCE

Police off a road in Fermanagh after a cyclist was killed following a collision with an ambulance

Police off a road in Fermanagh after a cyclist was killed following a collision with an ambulance

A MAN who died following a collision with an ambulance was the third cyclist to be killed this year.

Safir Idrisov, 25, died in the collision on the A4 Dublin Road in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, at 1.15am on Tuesday.

He lived in Enniskillen.

The ambulance was transporting a patient to the South West Acute Hospital at the time of the accident.

Mr Idrisov became the third cycling victim on Northern Ireland’s roads in 2013 – one more than for the whole of last year.

A spokesman for the Ambulance Service said extra resources were sent to the scene to deal with the patient and also to treat the cyclist.

“Regrettably as a result of injuries sustained, the cyclist died at the scene.

“The thoughts of all within NIAS are with the family of the deceased and we would like to offer our sincerest condolences.

“We will also seek to support the crew involved in this harrowing incident.”

The road was closed between the Killyhevlin Hotel and Wickham Place for a time as the PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit examined the scene but later re-opened.

Police investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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