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Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Two motorcyclists killed in Clare crash

A female pillion passenger was also injured in the collision and has been taken to Galway University Hospital.

File photo (not of scene)
File photo (not of scene)
Image: An Garda Síochána via Facebook

TWO MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE been killed in a crash in Co Clare this evening.

Gardaí said the collision between the two motorcyclists occurred at 6.45pm about a half a mile outside Lisdoonvarna on the Ennistymon Road.

Both men were fatally injured and were pronounced dead at the scene. A female pillion passenger on one of the bikes was taken to Galway University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

One of the men has been taken to the mortuary in Limerick and one remains at the scene. The road has been closed for a forensic collision examination and diversions are in place.

78 people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year, with these two deaths bringing the number of motorcyclist fatalities to eight.

Witnesses are asked to contact gardaí in Ennistymon on 065 7072180, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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