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Narrow escape as motorist drives wrong way up Clare motorway

A POTENTIALLY devastating accident was averted on a county Clare motorway on Monday evening after a motorist drove the wrong way into oncoming traffic. Traffic was brought to a standstill after an elderly man drove up an off ramp travelling north into southbound lanes. A quick-thinking motorist stopped her vehicle when she saw the car driving on the wrong side of the motorway. The woman’s car was then struck from behind by another vehicle. The woman and the driver of the second car escaped injury while the errant driver did not collide with any of the vehicles. The elderly man driver realised his mistake when he saw vehicles stopped in front of him and pulled safely into the hard shoulder. The incident happened shortly before 6pm just north of junction 10 at Carrigoran near Newmarket-on-Fergus. Emergency services rushed to the scene and found that an elderly man had entered the motorway at Carrigoran by driving up the off ramp and …

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Several hospitalised after collision involving three cars and a cow on Clare road

SEVERAL people have been hospitalised after an incident involving three cars and a wandering animal on the N18 in Co Clare late last night. The collision occurred shortly before mid-night at Cratloekeel in the southbound lanes of the N18 just beyond junction 5 at Cratloe. It’s understood that two cars collided with a cow and that a third vehicle then struck one of the cars. Units of the fire brigade from Shannon Town and Limerick City responded to the incident along with several ambulances and Gardaí. The road was closed from the junction 5 flyover and traffic diverted away from the area while emergency service dealt with the incident. Fire crews had to use cutting equipment to help free three casualties from one vehicle. It’s believed four people in all were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment following the collision. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A considerable amount of debris and fluids from the vehicles was …

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