Girl injured in N85 collision loses fight for life

Girl injured in N85 collision loses fight for life


A young girl seriously injured in a road traffic collision on the N85 near Inagh last week has lost her fight for life.

Three-year-old Estlin Wall from Ennistymon was travelling to a creche in Inagh with her dad Vincent when two cars collided at Ballyea South on the main Ennis to Ennistymon road.

Estlin was initially airlifted to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but was later transferred by helicopter to a specialist unit at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin.

Estlin’s dad Vincent remains in a serious condition in hospital after he suffered a serious head injury in the collision. The driver of the second car was also injured but less seriously.

The local community in Ennistymon and Lahinch have set up a fundraising page for Estlins’ parents Amy and Vincent. The couple also have a 12 week old son.

Estlin’s uncle, musician and actor Steve Wall, has made a heartbreaking appeal on his own Facebook page following his family’s tragic loss.

Click here to contribute to the fund


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.