Olympic hopeful seriously injured in cycling accident

A man from Ireland, who is a hopeful for the Olympics, has suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike last week.

The triathlete, who is a member of the Triathlon Ireland elite training squad, is hoping to compete in the next Olympic Games in Brazil. 

The accident between him and a grey Vauxhall Estate left him with a fractured arm, a broken knee-cap as well as losing four of his teeth. 

A man from Ireland, who is a hopeful for the Olympics, has suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike last week.

The triathlete, who is a member of the Triathlon Ireland elite training squad, is hoping to compete in the next Olympic Games in Brazil. 

The accident between him and a grey Vauxhall Estate left him with a fractured arm, a broken knee-cap as well as losing four of his teeth. 

The 21-year-old, who has also represented Ireland as a runner, was taken to hospital by ambulance and was later discharged. 

Police said they spoke to the driver of the car and a number of witnesses that were also at the scene of the accident. 

The force said they would also like to talk to anyone else that may have seen what happened. 

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