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Gardaí at the scene of the crash in Ennis. Photograph by JohnKelly

Man critical after Ennis crash

A 42 year old pedestrian was left in a critical condition following a crash in Ennis last night (Wednesday).

The crash happened around 10pm on the Gort Road, at the small roundabout which is close to the Midwestern Regional Hospital Ennis and McDonald’s.

Gardaí say that a car approaching from the Gort side struck a car that was stopped on the roundabout. The first car then careered onwards, mounted the pavement and struck the pedestrian.

The man was  taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. His injuries are understood to be life threatening.

The occupants of the second car, two females aged in their 60s, were also taken to University Hospital Limerick. Their injuries are no thought to be life threatening.

The occupants in one of the cars, two males aged 25 and 19 years, fled the scene on foot. They were followed and apprehended by an off duty garda, before being arrested a short distance away. They were treated for minor injuries and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ennis Garda Station, by investigating gardaí.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and are in particular appealing to anyone who was in a nearby filling station and shopping centre to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station 065-6848100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.




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