Wednesday 23 January 2019

Man killed, woman in serious condition after early morning car crash

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Pat Flynn

One man has died and a woman is in a serious condition in hospital following a single vehicle crash in Co Clare early this morning.

The incident occurred at around 4.00am at Carraig Hill, Woodcock Hill off the old Limerick to Cratloe Road. The car is understood to have lost control and hit a ditch close to a junction.

The man and woman are both aged in their twenties.

Fire crews from Limerick City and Shannon Town responded to the collision along with HSE ambulances, a rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis and Gardaí.

Firefighters and paramedics carried out CPR on the male occupant of the car however efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The woman was treated and stabilised at the scene before being rushed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. She is understood to have suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition.

The road remains closed pending completion of a forensic examination.

As the incident occurred within the Limerick garda division, the investigation into the collision is being investigated by Mayorstone Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Mayorstone Garda station on 061 456980, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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