Road reopens following fatal crash in Inishowen

Gardai have now confirmed that the main Burnfoot to Buncrana Road (R238) has now fully reopened after being closed overnight following the tragic death of a motorcyclist.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 9:52 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:08 pm

The road had been closed since yesterday evening following the crash, which occurred at Castleforward at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Gardai confirmed that a man in his 50s was killed after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car.

The man was taken the scene over the border to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Gardai have confirmed that the driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

The road was closed the road as investigations continue, and golf fans arriving in Inishowen for the Irish Open were being advised to use the Muff to Carndonagh via Quigley’s Point route to Ballyliffin.

PSNI Insp David Murphy said yesterday that specialist authorities were expected to investigate the scene of the crash.

A garda spokesperson confirmed this morning: “The main Burnfoot to Buncrana Road (R238) has now fully reopened to traffic following yesterday’s fatal collision at Castleforward.”