Irish rider Darren Keys has died following an accident at the Walderstown Road Races.
The 34 year old from Ballyclare in Northern Ireland was competing in the Senior Support race in county West Meath yesterday.
The incident happened at approximately 11:30am and after initially being treated at the circuit he was airlifted by helicopter to the Mater Hospital in Dublin but unfortunately he had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The event was abandoned as the police forensic collision investigators examined the scene and are carrying out a full investigation.
The Irish Police issued a statement:
‘Gardaí are investigating the death of a participant during the Walderstown motor cycle road racing event in Co. Westmeath.
“At approximately 11.30am a 34-year-old man from Northern Ireland was seriously injured when his motorcycle was involved in a crash during a race at Walderstown. He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“The event has been abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site. Enquires are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will we arranged. A file will be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Act.”