Three vehicle crash: Glenshane Road to remain closed for several hours

Motorists have been advised that the Glenshane Road in Dungiven will remain closed for several hours following a three vehicle crash close to the Ponderosa.

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:26 am

Belfast-bound traffic is currently being diverted in Dungiven and Derry-bound traffic is being diverted at the bottom of Glenshane Pass via Maghera.

It is understood a number of people have been taken from the scene of the accident to Altnagelvin Hospital, although there is no confirmation as yet as to how many, or the extent of their injuries.

A PSNI spokesman said at lunch-time: “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.”

The Western Trust had earlier asked people not to attend Altnagelvin Hospital’s Emergency Department ‘unless necessary’ as it is very busy.

The Emergency Department at the hospital had been awaiting admissions from the road traffic collision.

A major incident had not been declared but the hospital’s Emergency Department is expected to be very busy for a period of time, and people have been asked not to attend unless necessary.