A pedestrian has died following a collision involving a car in Co Clare.

The incident happened on the N68 at Darragh, on the main Ennis to Kilrush road shortly after 7pm.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, was seriously injured in the collision and was taken to University Hospital Limerick where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, was unharmed in the incident.

Gardaí have said a forensic examination of the site will get under way at first light, and the local coroner will be notified.

They have also appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100.