Two suffer minor injuries in West Clare crash

Two suffer minor injuries in West Clare crash



A woman and a young child have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in West Clare this afternoon.

The three-vehicle crash happened at around 1.00pm just 250m on the Ennis side of The Hand on the R474 Ennis to Miltown Malbay road. Two cars were travelling towards Kilmaley while a van was driving in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with two ambulances from Ennis responded to the incident.

No persons were trapped in the vehicles however National Ambulance Paramedics assessed a number of people at the scene including a young girl.

One person and a toddler were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but there injuries are understood to be minor.

The road remained closed for some time while recovery crews removed the vehicles from the road and fire service personnel made the scene safe.

Council crews were also called to the scene to help clear an amount of engine oil and other liquids that spilled onto the road.

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.