TRAGIC BIKE CRASH

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

A MAN DIED in Grey­stones on Thurs­day evening when he lost con­trol of a mo­tor­bike and crashed at a round­about.

Ro­man Vale­sek (38) of Cale­don Road, East Wall, Dublin, was driv­ing the bike at Far­rankelly Road. The Pol­ish man had been liv­ing in Dublin.

He was pro­nounced dead at the scene and his re­mains re­moved to Lough­lin­stown Hospi­tal.

Gar­daí and paramedics at­tended the scene of the ac­ci­dent as well as in­ves­ti­ga­tors who will pre­pare a re­port.

It is un­der­stood that the driver of the mo­tor­bike was not trav­el­ling at an ex­ces­sive speed when he lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle.

The road re­mained closed un­til af­ter 10 p.m.

A traf­fic in­ves­ti­ga­tor ar­rived on the scene at 8.30 p.m. An in­quest will fol­low at some point in the fu­ture.

It is be­lieved that Mr Valasek hit the cen­tre is­land and a road sign.

Passers-by in­clud­ing an off-duty nurse, para­medic and garda stopped to help. They ad­min­is­tered first aid while await­ing the am­bu­lance ser­vice.

An off-duty nurse, para­medic and garda bat­tled to no avail to save the life of a mo­tor­bike crash vic­tim on Far­rankelly Road last Thurs­day evening.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at ap­prox­i­mately 6.30 p.m. last Thurs­day as the bike drove on to the round­about.

The de­ceased man has been iden­ti­fied as Ro­man Valasek (38), a Pol­ish na­tive who was liv­ing on Cale­don Road, East Wall, in Dublin.

There were a num­ber of wit­nesses to the fa­tal crash. It is un­der­stood that the Mr Valasek was not trav­el­ling at an ex­ces­sive speed when he lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle.

He was pro­nounced dead at the scene at 7.44 p.m. and the road re­mained closed un­til af­ter 10 p.m. A fa­tal traf­fic in­ves­ti­ga­tor ar­rived on the scene at 8.30 p.m., with a re­port to fol­low on foot of that in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the scene.

It is be­lieved that Mr Valasek hit the cen­tre is­land and a road sign. Passers-by, in­clud­ing an off-duty nurse, para­medic and garda stopped to help. They ad­min­is­tered first aid while await­ing the am­bu­lance ser­vice.

Flow­ers at the scene of the round­about at Far­rankelly, where a mo­tor­cy­clists lost his life on Thurs­day evening.

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