Woman injured in West Clare collision

Woman injured in West Clare collision


An elderly woman is recovering in hospital following a road traffic collision near Kilrush this morning.

The crash occurred shortly after 11.00am at Carnanes Cross on the N67 about two kilometres on the Kilkee side of Kilrush. One of the cars left the road following the collision.

Two units of the fire brigade from Kilrush and Gardaí responded from nearby Kilrush while a National Ambulance Service crew form Ennis, including an advanced paramedic, also attended the incident. Fire crews used cutting equipment to remove the driver’s side doors so they could safely extricated the injured woman.

She was later removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment however her injuries are not believed to be serious.

The driver of the second vehicle escaped injury.

The road as closed while emergency services dealt with the incident while was diverted away from the area.

Gardaí at Kilrush are investigating the cause of the collision.

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.