Coroner calls road where 29-year-old Drumkeen man killed “hazardous”

A coroner has called on authorities on both sides of the border to review roads signs on a dangerous road on the outskirts of Derry where a 29 year-old Donegal man was killed almost three years ago.

Gavin McGinty, from Drumkeen who was killed when his Renault Clio car collided with a van emerging from the Molenan Road, at Nixon's Corner, on June 16, 2007.

Coroner John Leckey was speaking at an inquest into the death of Gavin McGinty, from Drumkeen who was killed when his Renault Clio car collided with a van emerging from the Molenan (pro MOLE - NAN) Road, at Nixon's Corner, on June 16, 2007.

Mr McGinty died the following day at Altnagelvin Hospital after sustaining serious head injuries.

Mr Leckey told the court that he had driven on the particular stretch of road where the collision took place on many occasions and found it to be "hazardous" and "one you should be careful on."

A PSNI sergeant said a number of serious accidents had occurred on the road.

Forensic scientist Mr George Johnston said that, because of limited visibility on the road, it might be advisable to have a sign warning of 'traffic emerging' and to have the 'Give Way' sign at the junction replaced with a 'Stop' sign