Gardaí at Miltown Malbay Co Clare are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision.
The incident took place at Caherogan, Miltown Malbay Co Clare.
The collision occurred at approximately 4:15 am this morning, Monday, June 18.
A 30-year-old man was a rear seat passenger and lost his life when the car he was travelling in collided with a bridge.
The 28-year-old male who was driving and a 26-year-old, front seat female passenger were injured in the collision.
The two injured passengers have been taken to University Hospital in Limerick.
The stretch of road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should contact Miltown Malbay Garda Station on 065 708 4222, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
A 15-year-old teenage boy has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by three masked men at petrol station in Co. Clare.
The incident took place at around 5.00pm this evening at a garage on the Kilrush road in Ennis.
It's understood that the men ambushed the teenager as he was filling a car after stopping for petrol with his mother.
The boy is believed to have been struck in the face with a slash hook, while the back window of the car was smashed in. His mother was unharmed.
The victim was taken to University Hospital Limerick where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A Garda investigation is underway adn officers are said to be following a definite line of inquiry, though no arrests have yet been made.
Gardaí have asked anyone who was in the area of Ashline/Kilrush Road around the time of the incident to contact them at Ennis station on (065) 6848100.
According to emerging reports, an early morning collision in Co Clare has claimed the life of one male driver and seriously injured his female passenger.
It has been established that the accident happened at about 4am at Carraig Hill, approximately five miles from Co Limerick.
It is so far understood that the vehicle lost control and hit a tree, but that no other vehicles were involved in the early morning incident.
Despite the arrival of fire crews from Limerick City and Shannon in addition to HSE ambulances, attempts to revive the male at the scene were unsuccessful.
After being treated and stabilised at the scene, the female occupant of the car was transferred to University Hospital Limerick where she remains in a serious condition.
Pending a forensic examination, the road will remain closed until later today.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact Gardaí at Mayorstone Garda station on 061 456980, on the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or at any Garda station.
An investigation is underway following a fatal incident in Co Clare in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A 25-year-old man has died after he was stabbed in the Marion Estate in Kilkee in Co Clare at around 1.15am.
The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick but was later pronounced dead.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently being held at Kilrush Garda Station.
The scene at Kilkee has been preserved for a technical examination and the Garda Technical Bureau are scheduled to attend later this morning.
Gardaí at Kilrush, Co Clare have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at 065 9080550, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.