BREAKING: Family of Limerick man travel to his bedside in Australia following ‘serious in


THE FAMILY of a Limerick man have travelled to his bedside in Australia following a road traffic incident that has left him with what is understood to be serious injuries.

The collision which occurred in Sydney at approximately 3.45am on Sunday (4.45pm on Saturday, Irish time), involved a Subaru and an e-bike.

David Clifford, 29, originally from Foynes, was travelling on the e-bike when the collision occurred, leaving him with serious injuries.

According to the NSW Police Force, the female driver was under the influence when the incident occurred.

It is understood that Mr Clifford’s family have travelled to be with him with more of his extended family expected to make the journey to Australia.

According to the Australian police, Mr Clifford was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene of the incident before being transferred to St Vincent’s Hospital in New South Wales, Sydney.

Limerick and Fianna Fáil Minister of State Niall Collins said the family of Mr Clifford has been in touch with him and the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding the incident.

“His extended family and community are very upset and shocked. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting them,” Mr Collins said.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs commented: “The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

“As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the details of any specific case.”

The 27-year-old female driver of the Subaru was arrested and taken to a local police station where she underwent a secondary breath analysis and was later transferred to St Vincent’s Hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

The woman was reportedly ‘scantily-clad’ and wearing leather lingerie at the time of the incident.

She has been issued with a court attendance notice for a mid-range drink driving offence.

A crime scene was established with specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit based in Sydney attending to examine the scene.

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