Three Men Hit By Car Fleeing From Garda

Three men are being treated in hospital after being hit by a car which was being pursued by gardaí.

Gardaí have said a Hyundai Accent struck three men, aged in their 70s, and crashed into two parked cars outside the pitch and putt course in Parteen, Co Clare, at about 17:00 on Thursday.

According to reports one of the men is believed to have lost a leg after being trapped under the Hyundai car. The three men are being treated at University Hospital Limerick.

Two men, believed to be suspects in a series of burglaries in the Co Clare area, were in the Hyundai fleeing from gardai.

Following the crash the men abandoned the car and ran. One man was arrested a short time later. Garda are still searching for the second man.

The scene of the collision has been preserved for inspection by a representative of the Garda Ombudsman, which will oversee the investigation.


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