Belfast Telegraph

Police appeal for information after van ends in River Foyle after Derry crash

The driver of a van that ended in the River Foyle after a crash in Derry had to be rescued by emergency services after getting trapped inside the vehicle.

At around 4.20pm on Friday on the Clooney Road in Derry a white Ford Transit van and a blue-coloured Ford tractor were in collision.

The van then went into the river. A multi agency operation involving the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, PSNI, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Foyle Search and Rescue was then launched.

Sergeant Cummings said:  “It was reported the male passenger of the van managed to make his way out of the vehicle before it hit the water, however, the driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be rescued.

“The driver of the tractor and the driver of the van were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

“The Clooney Road was closed for a time, between the Caw Roundabout and the Airport Roundabout, but has since re-opened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact us, or any driver with a dash cam fitted to their vehicle who were travelling on the road around this time to check their footage. 

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1000 of 06/07/18.”

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