18-year-old man killed in Ennis collision

18-year-old man killed in Ennis collision


The scene of this mornings fatal collision at Woodstock – © The Clare Herald


Monday – 9.40am: The victim has been named as Oisín Cahill from Clonfeigh, Inch.

The funeral arrangements for the late Oisín Cahill can be viewed here.

Sunday – 6:45pm: The fire service was called back to the scene at around midday to assist with clearing the scene of debris.

Once the forensic examination of the scene was completed, the car was removed for further analysis and the road reopened.

Earlier: An 18-year-old boy has been killed while and two others were seriously injured an early morning crash in Co Clare.

The single vehicle collision happened at around 4.20am on the Shanaway Road at Woodstock on the outskirts of Ennis.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and found a car with three occupants had crashed into a stone pillar at the entrance to Woodstock View housing estate.

Three young men were seriously injured in the collision. One, understood to have been the front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and backseat passenger, aged 19 and 21, were rushed to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries. One is believed to have been critically injured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by the Garda forensic collision investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to any persons or motorists who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at Ennis Garda Station on 065 – 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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.