YOUTHS aimed fireworks in the direction of motorists on the outskirts of Ennis with one driver expressing alarm with the conduct.
Fireworks were shot at cars travelling on the approach to Ballymaley roundabout on Thursday evening with one driver flagging the potential of a motorists losing control of their vehicle and sustaining serious injuries.
A Clare motorist was driving home from Dublin on Thursday evening when the incident occurred. The car was approaching the Ballymaley roundabout from the Barefield side when it encountered a near miss with a firework.
Speaking to The Clare Echo, the male motorist said, “I was 50 metres short of the roundabout when the firework came from the right in the direction of my car.
The motorist said they saw at least one young male wearing a hoodie on the side of the road from where the firework came. “It flew about five metres overhead and residue from the firework landed on the roof of the car, it sounded like pebbles landing on the roof”.
The shocked motorist believed he was put at risk of losing control of his vehicle, adding that had the firework hit the car “it could easily have caused a serious accident”.
“I pulled over outside the nearby petrol station and called 999 to make them aware of the incident. Another driver could easily become disoriented by such a frightening distraction, and I count myself lucky the firework didn’t make contact with the car”.
When contacted by The Clare Echo, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said no reports of the incident were recorded at Ennis Garda Station.