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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Two men arrested and pedestrian hospitalised with life-threatening injuries after being struck by car

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Cian Murray

A pedestrian in his early 40s has been hospitalised with life-threatening injuries after a car collided with another vehicle and then struck him.

Gardaí attended the collision at Shiels Roundabout, Gort Road, in Ennis last night at approximately 10pm.

A Black BMW collided with another vehicle and then struck a pedestrian who was subsequently taken to University Hospital Limerick with life-threatening injuries.

The two males (25 and 19-years-old) from the Black BMW fled on foot.

They were followed and apprehended by an off-duty Garda and were arrested at scene under section 4 of the CJA and brought to Ennis Garda station.

The occupants of the second car, two females aged in their 60s, were also taken to University Hospital Limerick. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene and the road has since reopened to traffic.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and are in particular appealing to anyone who was in a nearby filling station and shopping centre to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station 065-6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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