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.