One person injured in M18 collision

One person injured in M18 collision

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The casualty is removed from a private ambulance and into the care of the HSE – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

One person has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the M18.

The crash occurred shortly after 4.00pm on the southbound lanes between the Barefield and Tulla Road interchanges.

It appears one vehicle smashed into the rear of another car. The female driver of the car in front was taken to hospital complaining of back pain. The male driver of the second vehicle was unhurt.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The driver of this car was unhurt – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The crew of a Lifeline private ambulance stopped to assist the injured woman and cared for her in the back of their vehicle until HSE ambulances arrived at the scene.

Four units of the fire brigade along with gardaí from Ennis also attended the incident.

Traffic was reduced to a single lane for almost two hours before the crashed cars were finally removed from the scene.

The woman, is not believed to be seriously injured, was removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment while Gardaí from Ennis are investigating the cause of the collision.

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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.

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