No injuries in M18 collision

No injuries in M18 collision


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
The scene of this mornings collision at Dromoland – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

The poor weather conditions continue to catch motorists by surprise on the M18 motorway with another collision taking place this morning.

The latest accident happened at Junction 11 (Dromoland) in the southbound lanes of the motorway at around 9.20am.

Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis as well as an ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit responded to the incident. Several garda units were also sent to the scene.

Two cars were involved in the collision which occurred in the overtaking lane. Both drivers were assessed at the scene but were found to be uninjured.

Traffic was held up for a time before vehicles were escorted by gardaí along the off-ramp in order to avoid the scene.

Yesterday, two people were injured following separate collisions that occurred at the same time and in the same area of the M18 near Crusheen. The first two-vehicle collision happened in the southbound land and soon afterwards, two other cars last control on the other side of the motorway.

Gardaí have warned motorists to driver with care and to take conditions into account.

Several other collisions have been reported around the country since yesterday.

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.