Derry car crash: Two cars collide outside bar

The scene outside Cafe Roc, Strand Road tonight as two cars collided and ended up against the outside wall of the bar. It's understood three people were taken to hospital. DER5114MC112

The scene outside Cafe Roc, Strand Road tonight as two cars collided and ended up against the outside wall of the bar. It's understood three people were taken to hospital. DER5114MC112

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It is understood that three people have been taken to hospital following a serious traffic accident in Derry.

Two cars collided on the Strand Road area at approximately 10pm (Sunday, December 21, 2014) . It is believed one car was travelling along the Strand Road and the other was emerging from flats on the opposite side of the road when the collision took place.

CRASH AT CAFE ROC. . . . The scene outside Cafe Roc, Strand Road tonight as two cars collided and ended up against the outside wall of the bar. It's understood three people were taken to hospital. DER5114MC113 (Photo: Jim McCafferty)

CRASH AT CAFE ROC. . . . The scene outside Cafe Roc, Strand Road tonight as two cars collided and ended up against the outside wall of the bar. It's understood three people were taken to hospital. DER5114MC113 (Photo: Jim McCafferty)

As a result both cars ended up spinning towards the Cafe Roc bar and nightclub with one of the vehicles striking the wall of the premises and the other stopping inches from the door of the premises.

Police, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service all attended the scene.

One eyewitness said that it was fortunate that no one was passing by on foot at the time or smoking outside the bar, otherwise the consequences could have been drastic.

Both vehicles have now been removed from the scene for further examination.

There are no current updates on the nature of the injuries sustained by those inside the vehicles, but the Journal understands they are not thought to be serious.

Return to www.derryjournal.com in the morning for further details as they emerge.