Man unhurt after car overturns into field

Man unhurt after car overturns into field


The man was left trapped in the overturned car until he was freed by fire crews.

A motorist was left trapped in his overturned car this morning following a single-vehicle accident in Dysert.

The alarm was raised at around 6.10am when emergency services received a report of a car on its roof in a field near near Dysert church.

Two units of the fire brigade and an ambulance from Ennis along with gardaí responded to the scene. On arrival, emergency crews found a man in his 60’s trapped in his vehicle. The car is understood to have lost control and crashed down an embankment into a field where it came to a stop in its roof.

The sole occupant of the car was soon released by fire crews and assessed at the scene by National Ambulance Service paramedics. The man did not require hospitalisation.

A Yellow Status weather warning for the country will remain in place until midday with dangerous conditions reported in a number of areas.

Gardaí have warned motorists to be mindful of the conditions and to exercise caution.

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.