Deliveroo cyclists say they feel frightened and unsafe delivering food on the streets of Dublin following the death of Brazilian Thiago Cortes in a fatal hit-and-run on Monday night.
Foreign nationals working for food delivery companies told the Irish Times they’re feeling increasingly nervous about cycling alone through the capital following a spate of attacks and road traffic incidents. Now, after Mr Cortes’ death, some are looking for work elsewhere.
The 28-year-old died after he was hit by a car travelling at speed on the North Wall Quay on Monday. Mr Cortes was delivering food for Deliveroo at the time of the incident and had only started the job a fortnight ago.
Max,* says rumours are now flying around that the hit-and-run vehicle purposely targeted Mr Cortes and that gangs are waiting to jump delivery cyclists at different spots across the city.
Max, who is from Brazil and has worked