Roads Service should ‘revisit’ Draperstown crash bridge

The scene of the crash on the Magherafelt Road, around one mile from Draperstown.
The scene of the crash on the Magherafelt Road, around one mile from Draperstown.
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A SOUTH Derry councillor has said Roads Service would need to have a close look at Altogain Brigade following last week’s crash involving a lorry and van on the outskirts of Draperstown.

Sinn Fein Councillor Brian McGuigan said the brigade would be 100 years old or more and was more suited to two cars passing each other than a van and lorry.

“Roads Service would need to revisit the bridge and take a long hard look at it,” he told the MAIL.

Two local men - Brian Donnelly and John Glasgow - are still in hospital following the accident on the Magherafelt Road, about a mile from Draperstown, last Wednesday afternoon. A third man was also treated in hospital.

A crane had to be brought in to rescue one of the men who was in the van suspended over the bridge. The van was left hanging six metres above water after collision.