Two hospitalised after Ennis crash

Two hospitalised after Ennis crash


The scene of the collision at Ashline this morning – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Ennis this morning.

The incident, which involved a car and 4×4 vehicle, happened at around 9.20am on the N68 Ennis to Kilrush road at Ashline.

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

Two people were examined at the scene and removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

Traffic was reduced to a single lane for a time however the road was reopened at around 10.30am after the vehicles had been from the scene.

Gardaí in Ennis are investigating the incident.


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.