A man in his 60’s remains in a critical condition in hospital following an early morning hit-and-run collision near Tulla.
The incident happened at around 7.20am when a silver Ford car collided with a blue van that was turning off the main road.
The driver of the Ford car fled the scene while the other motorist was left seriously injured in his vehicle.
While emergency crews worked to remove the injured man from his van, locals went to the scene to report they had seen another man covered in blood a short distance away.
A search was mounted however there was no sign of the man.
A short time later, a man presented himself at the local injuries unit at Ennis General Hospital. He was transferred to Limerick University Hospital for treatment while gardaí were also informed.
Gardaí are investigating whether this was the same man who fled the crash scene earlier.
The man R352 was closed while a forensic examination was carried out but reopened shortly after 3.00pm.