Man injured, woman arrested after Ennis crash

Man injured, woman arrested after Ennis crash


The scene of the collision last night.

One man was seriously injured while a woman was arrested following a road traffic collision in Co Clare last night.

The crash happened in the centre of Ennis at around 9.00pm near the junction of O’Connell Street and the Clare Road.

A car lost control on a bend and became wedged between and ESB pole and a wall.

A man was seriously injured in the collision and is understood to have have undergone surgery early this morning.

A woman, believed to have been driving the car, was arrested at the scene. She’s understood to have refused medical attention and was taken to Ennis garda station for questioning.

A third person is understood to have fled the scene. All three are believed to be in their late teens and twenties and from west Clare.

The scene of the collision this morning – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Garda units arrived at the incident within minutes along with an ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit. Two units of Ennis Fire Service were also dispatched to the incident.

The crash happened outside a popular local pub on the Clare Road just 20 metres from the traffic lights at the top of Ennis’ busiest street.

The scene was technically examined before the car was removed for further testing. Gardaí in Ennis 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.