Man killed in Clare crash – Woman seriously injured

Man killed in Clare crash – Woman seriously injured


Fire crews from Shannon at the scene of the fatal collision this morning – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

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.

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.