ONE person has died and another has been injured in a road traffic collision in County Clare this morning.
The two-car crash happened shortly before 6am on the main R352 Ennis to Scarif Road between Tulla and Feakle.
It’s understood that one car travelling east from the Ennis direction lost control on a bend in the townland of Ballinahinch and collided with an oncoming car.
Gardaí, National Ambulance Service paramedics and units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Scariff station responded to the scene.
A fatal road traffic collision has occurred on the R352 Ennis to Scarriff Road at Ballinahinch.
Eastbound traffic is currently diverted at the R352 via the R467 Black Sticks Road to Broadford and Bodyke.
Westbound traffic on the R352 is diverted at Bodyke Village via Broadford. pic.twitter.com/HChXI2iSL4
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On arrival they found that the driver and sole occupant of one car had been fatally injured. The driver of the second vehicle was also injured and taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. He was also travelling alone and his injuries are not believed to be serious.
The victim’s body was removed from the scene by hearse at around 9.10am and transported under Garda escort to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination will take place later.
The main road between Ennis and East Clare has been closed pending completion of an examination of the scene by Garda forensic crash investigators. The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day