Appeal for witnesses to serious collision

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision


Updated: 2.28pm

Two men in custody following collision.

Sheil's roundabout collision
The scene of last nights collision.


Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a collision that has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

The man was struck by a car that had been hit by another vehicle close to Ennis General Hospital at around 10.00pm.

The man in his 40’s was rushed to University Hospital Limerick. Two female occupants from one of the cars were also hospitalised. The women are in their 60’s and their injuries aee not believed to be lifet threatening.

The occupants of a second vehicle, believed to have ploughed into the first at speed, fled the scene on foot.

The males aged 25 & 19, were followed and apprehended by an off duty Garda before being arrested a short distance away. They were treated for minor injuries and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ennis Garda Station, by investigating Gardaí.

Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis along with local ambulances attended the incident while also closed the road.

Gardaí in Ennis have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them on 065 6848100.

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.