Man Escapes Serious Injury After Motorcycle Crash and Fire Near Shannon

A man escaped serious injury after his motorcycle burst into flames after crashing on a busy dual-carriageway in Co Clare this afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 12.45pm on the N19 dual-carriage between the M18 motorway and Shannon Airport.

The man is also understood to have been travelling as part of a group of three and the two other motorcyclists were quick to stop and help their friend.


Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Shannon and Ennis stations were dispatched to the scene along with National Ambulance Service paramedics.

The injured motorcyclist was assessed by ambulance paramedics and is understood to have suffered a shoulder injury. It appears the motorcyclist was lucky to have been otherwise uninjured. He was transported to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment and treatment.