Tragedy as body of child and adult found in burnt out car after horror crash in Co Clare

Tragedy as body of child and adult found in burnt out car after horror crash in Co Clare

THE BODIES of a child and an adult have been found by gardai following a flaming car wreck in Co. Clare.

Authorities were alerted to the horror crash just after midnight on Thursday morning and moments later emergency services arrived at the scene to find a car on fire.

It was half-way between a grass verge and a residential cul de sac, located off the Parteen to Limerick road, at Quinpool.

Sources claim the car smashed into a steel barrier and a boundary wall of a house before bursting into flames, according to the Irish Mirror.

Gardai are still investigating the incident but it's alleged that the two bodies discovered were male.

Two other men, aged in their 20s who were believed to have been travelling in the same car were found at scene, just outside the vehicle.

A source said one of the men was discovered on the ground "in agony" having sustained "burns" and a "serous head injury."

It's unclear whether they were ejected from the car as it crashed or if they managed to escape the wreckage once it burst into flames.

It's understood that one of the men, who had sustained a "serious head injury" had managed to make his way to a nearby house to raise the alarm.

Gardai said they they did not believe any other vehicle was involved, however a senior garda source said they were awaiting the results of a detailed forensic examination of the scene to give them “more definite answers” as to what led to the car leaving the road and going on fire.

"The forensic officers will examine the entire scene and analyze any strike marks to try to figure out the sequence of events that led to the collision. It appears to be a single vehicle crash but the forensic report should give us more definitive answers," they added.

They are also appealing for anyone with dash-cam footage driving in the area at the time to come forward.