A cyclist was airlifted to hospital on Thursday evening with extensive injuries following an accident a few miles from her home.
The woman, in her early 40s and from Sixmilebridge, had been cycling with friends along a country road at Granaghan More, near Fenloe Lake, when the accident occurred.
It’s understood that she was in collision with a passing lorry and sustained extensive injuries to one of her hands.
Two units of the fire brigade from Shannon along with an ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis responded to the incident.
The Emergency Aeromedical Service was alerted and the HSE’s air ambulance, operated by the Air Corps, was requested to attend the scene. Fire crews selected a clear landing site for the helicopter before she was airlifted to University Hospital Galway for emergency surgery.
The other cyclists were uninjured but were said to have been left badly shaken by the incident.
Gardaí from Newmarket on Fergus are investigating.