Three people have been taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle collision near Ballyea this afternoon.
The collision happened at around 1.30pm on the R473 Ennis to Kildysart road about two kilometres from Ballyea.
One car is understood to have collided with a parked trailer before smashing head-on into an oncoming car. It’s understood that the sun may have impaired one of the drivers’ vision before the collision.
Two women had to be cut from the wreckage of one of the vehicles while the driver of the second car was also injured but not trapped. Another man was also in that car.
Two units Ennis of the fire brigade from Ennis along with four ambulances from Ennis, Kilrush and Limerick responded to the incident.
Several garda units were also dispatched to the scene and the road was quickly closed with diversion being put in place.
Fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof from one car so that the trapped occupants could be safely released.
Two women, believed to be in their 70’s and 30’s, were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the second car was also taken to hospital for treatment and was not seriously injured.
Gardaí from Ennis are investigating the cause of the collision.