Man and dog escape injury in collision

Man and dog escape injury in collision


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

A man and his dog had a lucky escape after the car in which they were traveliing left the road and overturned near Ennis last night.  

The alarm was raised at around 10pm when emergency services were alerted to a single-vehicle collision on the Quin road about 2 kilometers from Ennis. 

It’s understood the car was approaching Ennis from the Quin direction when the driver lost control of his vehicle which left the road and overturned onto its side.

Gardaí and three units of the brigade responded to the collision along with National Ambulance Service paramedics.

Fire service first responders treated the driver until the ambulance arrived while other personnel cared for his frightened dog.

The man was further assessed by ambulance paramedics but was found to have been injured and not in need of hospitalisation. 

The R469 road remained closed until the vehicle could be righted, recovered back onto the road and removed by tow truck.

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.