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Man dies, woman seriously injured, in Co Clare road collision

The collision happened at about 4am this morning.

1 Carraig Hill, Co Clare Source: Google Maps

A MAN HAS died and a woman has been seriously injured following an early morning road collision in Co Clare.

The accident happened at about 4am at Carraig Hill, about five miles from Limerick. The man who was driving has not yet been identified. The female passenger is 25 years old.

There were no other vehicles involved in the incident. The car is understood to have lost control and hit a tree close to a junction.

Fire crews from Limerick City and Shannon 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 be in a serious condition.

The road remains closed at the scene pending a Garda forensic investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact gardaí at Mayorstone Garda station on 061 456980, on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or at any Garda station.

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