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Ennisman struck by car dies from injuries

A 42 year-old pedestrian struck and seriously injured following a road traffic collision at Shiels roundabout in Ennis last Wednesday night has died from his injuries.

The man has been named as Eugene McNamara from Ennis, a brother of Clare All-Ireland hurling medal winner, Stephen. He was actively involved with the Éire Óg GAA Club as a coach.

The incident occurred just before 10pm near the roundabout when two cars collided with one going out of control and hitting Mr McNamara. He was rushed to University Hospital Limerick but passed away late last night.

Two men in one of the cars, aged 25 and 19, fled the scene on foot after the collision. They were followed and apprehended by an off-duty garda. The men were treated for minor injuries and were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Ennis Garda Station.

They were released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter.

The occupants of the second car, two women aged in their 60s, were also taken to University Hospital Limerick, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and are particularly interested in talking to anyone who was in the nearby filling station and shopping centre at the time to contact them on 065 6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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