One injured in Sixmilebridge collision

One injured in Sixmilebridge collision


The scene of the collision in Sixmilebridge this afternoon – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018


8.30pm – No injuries in M18 collisions

Meanwhile, a number of vehicles have crashed on the M18 north of Crusheen. A total of nine cars are understood to have lost control and crashed in the north and southbound lanes, in the same area, following a hail shower.

Units of the fire brigade from Ennis and Gort along with several garda units and an ambulance attended the incident which resulted in the motorway being closed in both directions between Crusheen and Gort.

No injuries have been reported.

Nine cars were involved in the M18 incident near Crusheen – © Pat Flynn 2018

One person has been taken to hospital following a two-car collision in Sixmilebridge this afternoon.

The collision happened at around 1.00pm at the main junction in the square where the R471 and R462 roads intersect.

Gardaí and an ambulance responded to the scene while three units of the fire brigade from Shannon Town were also requested to attend the incident following reports that a person was trapped in one of the vehicles.

On arrival, emergency services found that the female driver of one of the cars was complaining of injuries. She was assessed by paramedics before fire crews used cutting equipment to safely removed the casualty from the vehicle.

The woman was removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

The occupants of the second car, understood to be a woman and young child, were not injured.

Gardaí are investigating the collision.

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.