Monday 18 December 2017

Inquiry launched after girl injured in collision with car driven by boyfriend

Pat Flynn

A WOMAN had to be cut from the wreckage of her car after a crash involving another vehicle driven by her boyfriend.

Gardai in Co Clare are investigating how the cars driven by the couple were involved in the collision in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a crash on the R474, close to Kilmaley, about 12km from Ennis at around 4.15am on Saturday.

A 23-year-old woman had to be cut from the wreckage of the first car and was rushed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick with non life-threatening injuries.

Her boyfriend was found wandering around the road, and it was thought that the occupants of the second vehicle had absconded.

But he is now believed to have been driving the second vehicle. He was also hospitalised with less serious injuries.

One emergency worker said: "This was a very strange one. We thought the man and woman were in the same car and that driver of the other car had run off.

"It looked to us like they were boyfriend and girlfriend but we didn't realise at the time they were both driving the cars."

Gardai are investigating the collision.

Irish Independent

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