Man due in court following fatal road crash

Man due in court following fatal road crash


Emergency services at the scene of the tragedy last March

A man is due to appear in court in Co Clare today charged in connection with a road crash in March that claimed the life of a three year old girl.

Estlin Luna Wall from Ennistymon, Co Clare was travelling to a creche in Inagh with her dad Vincent when two cars collided at Ballyea South on the main Ennistymon to Ennis road. The crash happened at around 9am on March 15th.

The young girl 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 where she lost her fight for life three days later.

Estlin’s father Vincent suffered a serious head injuries in the collision. The driver of the second car was also injured but less seriously.

As part of the garda investigation into the collision, a truck was later seized for technical examination. It’s now understood that the driver of that truck, who had been interviewed as part of the investigation, will face a charge of dangerous driving causing death.

The man is due before Ennis District Court this morning.

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.