Man Hospitalised Following Collision Near Crusheen

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A man is recovering in hospital following an early morning collision on the M18 in Co Clare.

Emergency services from counties Clare and Galway responded to the incident which occurred at around 7.30am in the southbound carriageway about a kilometre north of Crusheen.

While the circumstances of the incident are not entirely clear, it’s understood that a van collided with the crash barrier but the driver managed to bring his vehicle to a safe stop in the hard-shoulder.


The male sole occupant of the van was assessed at the scene by National Ambulance Service paramedics before being transported to hospital for further treatment. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis station responded to the incident along with additional units of Galway Fire and Rescue Service based at Gort station and Gardaí.

Traffic Infrastructure Ireland motorway maintenance crews also attended the incident.

The motorway remained opened as the incident was not serious and was confined to the hard-shoulder.