Serious road traffic collision near Quin

Serious road traffic collision near Quin



7.25am – Gardaí have confirmed that the male driver in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision.

The deceased man has been removed to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) for a post mortem examination.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848106; the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

1.35pm – The victim has been named locally as Michael O’Malley who was born in the US but who had lived and worked locally in Shannon.

One man is said to be a critical condition following a single-vehicle collision in Co Clare last night.

The crash occurred at around 8.45pm at Castlefergus on the L3148 road between Dromoland and Quin. It’s understood that a car collided with a wall.

Two units of the fire brigade from Shannon Town responded to the incident. Fire crews found a single casualty in the vehicle was unresponsive. Fire service first responders treated the inured man until ambulance paramedics arrived.

It wasn’t clear whether the man was injured in the collision or suffered a medical episode before the crash. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Two ambulances and several Garda units attended the incident.

Gardaí said the road would remain closed overnight and that a technical examination will be carried out today by forensic collision investigators.


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.