Belfast Telegraph

Man dies in hospital after Claudy crash

By Angela Rainey

A 60-year-old male passenger has died in hospital after the car he was travelling in was involved in a collision with a van in Co Londonderry.

Two men - who were the drivers of a Mazda car and a Mercedes van - were treated for their injuries which were not life-threatening.

The third man, was described last night as being in an "extremely serious" condition in hospital following the crash on Foreglen Road in Claudy.

He later passed away in hospital.

Emergency services were called to the scene, close to Baranailt Road, around 4pm.

SDLP councillor Jim McKeever urged people to pay more attention whilst driving, especially in bad weather.

He is part of the organisation Cruise Centre which teaches young people to be safer drivers even before they pass their test.

"I don't know what is going on this week on the roads," he said.

"There seems to be a lot of bad news concerning drivers with five hurt in accidents in Donegal and now three in Claudy.

"I am not sure what the circumstances are concerning this particular one but I know that there has been bad weather like heavy showers and that can affect the road condition.

"I would urge people to be cautious and to concentrate when on the roads. You just never know what can happen in a split second and it's always better to be safe. I hope this man makes a full recovery".

Witnesses with information should contact police on 101.

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