Man dies in Clare traffic collision


A man in his twenties was killed when he was involved in a road traffic collision in Co Clare last night.

The single-vehicle collision occurred 2 miles outside of Tulla Village on the Gort Road at around 3.05 this morning. The male driver of the car aged 29 years was fatally injured when his car hit a ditch and overturned. 

His body has been removed to Limerick Regional Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out. The scene is being preserved at present awaiting technical examination by fatal road traffic collision investigators. The latest fatality brings to three the number of deaths on the road over the bank holiday weekend.

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority made fresh calls ahead of the weekend on all road users to exercise caution on the roads over the bank holiday weekend, which is one of the busiest times on our roads.

Motorists are asked to drive at a speed appropriate to the conditions and environment, wear seatbelts, ensure their vehicles are in good working order, and not to drink and drive.

Vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists have also been urged to make sure they can be seen, particularly as the clocks go back tonight.