Woman hospitalised after Ballycar collision

Woman hospitalised after Ballycar collision

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

One person was treated in hospital following a road traffic collision near Newmarket on Fergus.

The single-vehicle crash happened at around 3.25pm on the R470 Newmarket on Fergus to Sixmilebridge road near Ballycar.

It’s understood the car lost control and overturned. It had been originally reported that a cement truck or other vehicle was also involved.

An ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit were sent to the scene along with Gardaí and units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Shannon and Ennis stations.

The female driver of the overturned car managed to free herself and was treated at the scene by paramedics. She was later removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment of minor injuries.

A second ambulance was later called to the scene after another woman became unwell. It’s understood she arrived at the scene soon after the collision. She was also assessed and treated by paramedics.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019
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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.

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