Motorcyclist injured in Bunratty collision

Motorcyclist injured in Bunratty collision


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An elderly man is recovering in hospital following an incident involving two motorcycles in Co Clare this afternoon.

The motorcycles, which had been travelling together, are understood to have collided at around 2.00pm in the southbound carriageway of the N18 at Bunratty West.

The injured man is believed to be aged in his early 70’s.

It’s thought the second motorcyclist was able to maintain control and wasn’t thrown from his mount.

A number of passing motorists stopped at the scene to check and assist the injured man. Others called the emergency services.

Paramedics assessed the injured man at the scene before he was removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Gardaí at Shannon are investigating the incident.

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.