A man in his 20’s has died and a woman is in a serious condition in hospital following a single vehicle crash in Co Clare early this morning.
The incident occurred at around 3.40am at Carraig Hill, Woodcock Hill off the old Limerick to Cratloe Road. The silver car is understood to have lost control and hit a tree close to a junction.
Fire crews from Limerick City and Shannon Town responded to the collision along with HSE ambulances, a rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis and Gardaí.
Firefighters and paramedics carried out CPR on the male driver of however efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.
Th woman, aged 25, was treated and stabilised at the scene before being rushed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. She is understood to be in a serious condition.
The road remains closed pending completion of a forensic examination.
As the area falls within the Limerick division, gardaí at Mayorstone are investigating the collision and can be contacted them at 061 456980 if anyone has any information or was in the area at the time of the crash.