Males who fled Adare crash being sought by Gardai

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GARDAI in Limerick are looking to speak with three males who left the scene of a road traffic collision outside Adare on Sunday afternoon last.

Shortly before 2pm on Sunday, a 999 call was made to the emergency services notifying them that a car had rolled over on to its roof following a collision with a ditch on a straight stretch of the road leading towards a nearby hotel.

Upon their arrival, emergency paramedics and firefighters from Limerick city and Rathkeale, found a man lying in the middle of the road with serious head injuries.

They believed that the male. aged in his 30s, had been ejected out the back window of the car as a result of the collision.

However, three other males who were believed to have been in the car as well, had made off from the scene by running through nearby fields.

Gardai who attended the scene also, spoke with the man before he was transferred to University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí at Croom and Newcastle West are investigating the incident and have asked that any members of the public who have any information about the incident, that the contact them on 061 397 240.

Separately and earlier on Sunday, the driver of a jeep had a lucky escape when his 4×4 rolled over on to its side after the driver swerved to avoid a dog.

The incident happened shortly before 1pm on Sunday when the jeep flipped on its side a hit the steel railings at the junction of Childers Road and John Carew Park link road.

Emergency services attended and the male need treatment for minor injuries and shock.