Gardaí in Ennistymon are investigating what has been described as a “rare” and “tragic” road traffic collision in which two motorcyclists were killed after they collided with one another at Lisdoonvarna on Thursday evening.
It is understood that the motorcyclists were travelling in opposite directions on the Ennistymon Road, just outside Lisdoonvarna when the collision occurred at approximately 6.45pm.
Both motorcyclists were pronounced dead at the scene, while a female pillion passenger was airlifted to Galway University Hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Gardai have sealed off the road for technical forensic examination and it is due to re-open later today. It is understood that both deceased motorcyclists are not Irish nationals.
One garda described the collision as “tragic and freakish. You would rarely hear of two motorcyclists colliding head on with one another”.
Formal identification of the deceased has not yet taken place.
The area where the collision occurred is on a small bend, and there is a dip in the road, and gardai are now appealling to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the movement of motorcyclists around 6.45pm to contact gardai in Ennistymon on 065-7072180, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
By Carol Byrne
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