Saturday 18 January 2020

Woman makes contact with gardai following death of man in car collision

Barry Duggan

A WOMAN has made a detailed statement to gardai after a man died in a collision while walking near his home in Ennis, Co Clare yesterday.

The victim has been named as Polish national Tomas Nowakowski (38) who was living locally.

A woman, aged in her 30s, presented herself to investigating gardai today and has made a detailed statement concerning the incident.

After the woman came forward, officers from Ennis garda station also took possession of an Opel Zafira which they believe was the vehicle involved in the incident.

The car is being forensically examined.

Gardai are also fully examining what the woman told them during an interview and investigations are continuing.

The full circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been fully established.

Mr Nowakowski, a Polish national, was just 100 metres his home along the Tobarteascain road - on the outskirts of Ennis - when the incident occurred shortly after 10pm.

Emergency services were alerted but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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