Friday 27 May 2016

Two German bikers injured in collision with car

Pat Flynn

Published 26/06/2014 | 02:30

The scene of the collision in Doonbeg Co Clare where two motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, following a collision with a car. Picture:Press 22
The scene of the collision in Doonbeg Co Clare where two motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, following a collision with a car. Picture:Press 22

Two German motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, after they collided with a rental car.

The collision occurred at around 2.45pm yesterday at Mountrivers Bridge on the outskirts of Doonbeg, Co Clare, on the main N67 road.

The two motorbikes crashed head-on into a car driven by an American tourist. It's understood the car clipped another vehicle before colliding with a bridge and then the two motorcycles.

One of the bikes became embedded in the front of the car while the second was thrown over the car in the collision, throwing the woman onto the road.

The male motorcyclist is understood to have sustained multiple injuries including fractures to both legs. His wife was also injured but less seriously.

They were both taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment where their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The injured were part of a group of six motorcyclists from southern Germany that had been touring Ireland for the past week.

Gardai at Kilrush are investigating the collision which resulted in the road being closed for several hours.

Earlier this month, two motorcyclists died in a horrific collision, also on the N67, near Lisdoonvarna in north Clare. Both motorcycles burst into flames in the impact.

Irish Independent

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