Road closed following collision

Road closed following collision


Cappagh RTC
The scene of the two-car collision at Cappagh near Sixmilebrige – © Pat Flynn 2014

The Shannon to Sixmilebridge was closed for a time this evening following a two-car collision.

The incident occurred at around 4.10pm on the R471 at Cappagh. It had been reported that there were several adults and children in vehicles.

The collision happened on a bend and a hill at a location notorious for accidents.

Two units of the fire brigade from Shannon along with gardaí and an ambulance were sent to the scene.

Paramedics assessed the occupants of both vehicles however no one required hospitalisation. One elderly passenger was treated for shock at the scene.

The road remained closed for over an hour until the vehicles could be safely removed. Traffic was diverted away from the area for the duration of the incident.

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.