Woman has lucky escape as car overturns

Woman has lucky escape as car overturns


The scene of this afternoon’s single-vehicle collision near Inagh – © Pat Flynn 2014


A young woman escaped serious injury today after her car overturned at a notorious accident location near Inagh.

The single-vehicle accident happened at around 12.30pm about 1.5 kilometres from the village on the R460 Miltown Malbay road.

The woman was travelling alone in a Ford Focus which is understood to have lost control, spun around and overturned into a ditch.

The incident occurred on a winding hill following a heavy downpour of rain and at the height of a storm that has been battering the west coast. It’s not know however whether the conditions at the time were a factor in the accident.

The overturned Ford Focus at the scene – © Pat Flynn 2014

Two units of the fire brigade and gardaí from Ennistymon along with two ambulances from Ennis attended the incident.

Fire crews stabilised the vehicle before assisting paramedics to safely remove the woman from her car. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries and removed to hospital for further examination.

The road was closed for a time and traffic diverted away from the area.

The area has seen several accidents in recent years with cars leaving the road and crashing into nearby fields during spells of bad weather.

On December 20th 2012 a driver had a lucky escape when his car left the road in almost the exact same location and overturned into a muddy field.

The driver of this car had a narrow escape after crashing at the same location in December 2012 – © Pat Flynn 2014



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.