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Father of a cyclist struck down in Dublin told his heartbreaking story on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

This was extremely emotional.

Peter spoke on Claire Byrne Live of the tragic death of his daughter Donna
Peter spoke on Claire Byrne Live of the tragic death of his daughter Donna

 

The father of 30-year-old Donna Fox, a cyclist who was killed on Dublin’s northside last month, spoke on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live last night and told of the tragic death of his daughter.

Peter Fox gave a harrowing account and spoke of his family’s grief at losing Donna when her bike collided with a truck in East Wall on September 6th. He is urging authorities to make the streets safer for cyclists, and criticised the state of roads in the city.

The grieving father heard the devastating news on the radio that a young woman had been killed, but it wasn’t until he returned home that he realised it was Donna.

“I heard on the radio that there was a cyclist killed and I was thinking ‘Jaysus, some poor family are going to get that news.’

“Every father would say she was brilliant but she was you know. She was a great friend, she never let me down. She was great company. She kept the family going, she kept all of us on our toes.

Peter is urging authorities to make the roads safer for cyclists.
Peter is urging authorities to make the roads safer for cyclists.

 

In his heartbreaking interview last night, Peter said that something needs to be done so that no other family will have to go through what his has.

“You can put a cycle lane through my sitting room, I wouldn’t care if it saved some family going through this.

“The roads in the cities are the roads that were there a hundred years ago and now they’re not being made, new roads aren’t being made any wider.

“You’re riding along grand in a cycle lane, then you’re stuck out in the middle between cars, lorries, buses, taxis, the whole lot,” he said.

 

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