Two die in motorcycle collision near Lisdoonvarna

Two die in motorcycle collision near Lisdoonvarna


The N67 road will remain closed overnight following the fatal collision – Photo: © Pat Flynn, 2014

Two men have died after their motorcycles collided near Lisdoonvarna this evening.

The crash happened on the N67 Lisdoonvarna to Ennistymon road at around 6.45pm.

The victims were the drivers of two motorbikes that were travelling in opposite directions. A female pillion passenger on one of the motorcycles was also injured.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with ambulances from Ennistymon and Ennis rushed to the scene. A rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis also responded to the incident.

The injured woman was airlifted to Galway University Hospital by the Emergency Aeromedical Service air ambulance. Her injuries are not life threatening.

The road will remain closed overnight and until a forensic examination has been completed.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses and have asked anyone who was in the area at the time to contact the Gardaí in Ennistymon on 065 7072180, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

The two victims are understood to be non-Irish nationals.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.