Driver escapes serious injury in R352 collision

Driver escapes serious injury in R352 collision


Photo: © The Clare Herald 2019

One person has been taken to hospital following a single-vehicle collision near Tulla this afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 4.30pm at Kilbogoon on the main Ennis to Scariff R352 road.

The car was left lying on its side on the roadway after mounting a ditch and rolling over. The car was travelling east from the Tulla direction at the time.

It’s understood that a woman, the only occupant of the car, managed to climb through the shattered windscreen of the vehicle and was helped by passers-by. One motorist reported that another person was supporting the driver’s head as she lay on the ground waiting for emergency services to arrive.

National Ambulance Service paramedics assessed and treated the woman – Photo: © The Clare Herald 2019

Two ambulances responded to the incident initially and were followed a short time later by units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis and Scariff stations and Gardaí.

Fire crews implemented an emergency traffic management plan in an effort to keep traffic moving while National Ambulance Service paramedics assessed and treated the woman.

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

Gardaí from Tulla are investigating 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.