Monday 29 May 2017

Young girl airlifted to hospital in critical condition after road crash

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Pat Flynn

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Co Clare this morning.

The two-vehicle crash happened at around 9.15am on the main N85 Ennis to Ennistymon road near Inagh.

Two men, the drivers of both vehicles, have also been taken to hospital.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with gardaí from Ennistymon and Ennis also responded to the incident.

Three ambulances and a rapid response advanced paramedic unit rushed to the scene.

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) air ambulance landed in a field close to the scene after being requested by paramedics.

The young girl was treated for a time at the scene before being transferred to the Air Corps helicopter and flown to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.

The N85 road remains while a forensic collision investigation is carried out.

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