Man dies in traffic collision in Co. Clare

Three others involved in the incident were taken to hospital

A 35-year-old man has died in a collision involving a car and a motor cyclist in County Clare.

The crash happened on the Lisdoonvarna to Kilrush road - known locally as the Coast Road - 8km outside Kilrush this evening.

The male front seat passenger of the cars lost his life in the incident and his body has been taken to the morgue in Limerick.

While the male driver and a female passenger were also injured in the collision and taken to Galway University Hospital and Limerick Hospitals. Their injuries are described as non life threatening.

The motorcyclist was seriously injured and is being treated at Limerick Hospital.

The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them in Ennistymon on 065 7072180.