Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital following collision

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital following collision


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital on Thursday morning after he sustained serious injuries in a collision in Miltown Malbay.

The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was called into action in an air ambulance role to transport the casualty.

The Doolin unit of the Coast Guard was also requested to assist by preparing and securing a safe landing site for the helicopter.

The incident happened at around 9.45am on the Ennis Road.

An ambulance and Gardaí from Ennistymon also attended the scene.

The patient was stabilised at the scene before being transported by road to the local GAA field where the helicopter was waiting to airlift the man to University Hospital Limerick where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Gardaí 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.