Arrest made after six people injured in Clare collision

Arrest Made After Six People Injured In Clare Collision
The two-car collision happened on the N67 Spanish Point road. Photo: Press 22
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Pat Flynn

Updated: 12pm

Two people have been arrested after a road collision in Co Clare on Sunday evening.


Six people were taken to hospital after the incident which took place on the N67 from Miltown Malbay to Spanish Point at around 6.30pm.

Gardaí confirmed on Monday that one person has been arrested in connection with the collision as investigations continue.

Two teenagers, one male and one female, a woman and three men were injured in the incident, all of whom were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennistymon station responded to the incident, along with National Ambulance Service paramedics and Gardaí.


The road remains closed while a technical examination of the scene is carried out.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: "Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N67 outside of Miltown Malbay, Co Clare at around 6.30pm on Sunday.

"A total of 5 people were injured during the incident and all have been taken to Limerick Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The road remains closed at this time. Local diversions are currently in place."

Meanwhile, a second collision involving a car and a motorcycle occurred shortly after 7pm on Sunday.

The incident happened on the main N68 Ennis to Kilrush at Kilmorane at the turn-off for Ballyea.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis station responded to that incident along with gardaí and a number of ambulances from Clare and Limerick.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with wha is understood to be a lower limb fracture. His pillion passenger also taken to hospital for further treatment.

It is understood the occupants of the car were uninjured.

The scene was examined by Garda Crime Scene Investigation officers before the road was reopened.

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