Gardaí Searching For Number Of Indiviuals Following Hit And Run In Ennis This Afternoon

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Gardaí are searching for a number of people reported to have fled the scene of a hit-and-run incident on the outskirts of Ennis this afternoon.

Details are still vague but it’s known that a major ground and air search has been carried out in the area around Gauras between the Tulla Road and the Quin Road.

It’s understood that around 3.00pm, a vehicle was rammed on the road between Ballaghboy and Gaurus. Gardaí are treating this as a hit-and-run road traffic collision.



It’s also believed that a number of men left one of the vehicles and fled the scene by crossing through the garden of a local house and escaping into the fields behind.

Uniformed Gardaí and armed detectives responded to the incident while the Armed Support Unit was also requested to dispatch a unit to the scene. It’s understood that on arrival, Gardaí found debris on the roadway indicating that a collision had taken place.

Later, a helicopter from the Garda Air Support Unit arrived in Ennis and conducted a search of the area before departing the scene again shortly before 5.00pm.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí in Ennis were notified of a hit and run RTC that occurred this afternoon, Friday 2nd December, 2022 at approximately 3p.m. On arrival at the scene both vehicles had left the area and enquiries are ongoing into the matter.

There are no reports of any persons injured.”

The Garda spokesperson also confirmed that Gardaí are also dealing with the recovery of an abandoned van at Lissycasey, Co. Clare. Enquiries are ongoing.

It’s not known whether both incidents are connected.