Statement from Motorsport Ireland on the tragic accident on the 2023 Clare Stages Rally
September 24th –
Motorsport Ireland extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of 37-year-old Damien Fleming, who was fatally injured during a tragic accident today while competing on the fourth stage of the 2023 Clare Stages Rally which was organised by Clare Motor Club.
Mr. Fleming, a native of Kilcummin, Co. Kerry, was a highly experience co-driver whom had competed in over 150 events since 2006. The driver of the car in which he was competing was uninjured. The driver of a second car involved in the incident was transferred to Limerick University Hospital where he is in a stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport Ireland and within the wider motorsport community are with the Fleming family, Clare Motor Club and the members of the motorsport community who were present at the scene who reacted so quickly and professionally to the incident.
Motorsport Ireland will conduct a full investigation with the relevant authorities into today’s events to establish how this accident occurred.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.