Glenshane Crash: One person dead

Emergency services at the scene of the three-vehicle collision on the Glenshane Pass. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press).
Emergency services at the scene of the three-vehicle collision on the Glenshane Pass. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press).

One person has died as a result of a three vehicle collision on the Glenshane Pass on Wednesday, the ‘Journal’ understands.

A woman was airlifted from the scene and taken to hospital in Belfast.

The woman’s injuries were described as “very serious” by a source.

A number of other people were also injured in the crash, which took place near the Ponderosa public house, just outside Dungiven.

Four people were admitted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

A spokesperson for the Western Trust has confirmed: “Four people were brought to Altnagelvin Hospital’s Emergency Department as a result of the road traffic collision in County Londonderry this morning.

“Two people were treated for minor injuries and have since been discharged from the hospital.

“One male is being treated and his condition is described as serious.

“A female was also admitted to the hospital and is currently stable.”

Meanwhile a PSNI spokesperson said: “The road is expected to remain closed for several more hours while police conduct a full and thorough investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision.”

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