Three have lucky escape in Loughanure to Crolly Road accident

Two men and a woman had a lucky escape last night when their car went off the road down a 25-foot embankment near the Crolly waterfall.

Emergency services said the three where lucky to be alive this morning.

The accident happened just before midnight on the Loughanure to Crolly Road.

Emergency services including two ambulances, Gardai, NowDoc  and fire crews from Dungloe and Gweedore where on the scene immediatley.

It took emergency services almost an hour to get to the car because of the heavy overgrowth of trees and bushes on the steep incline.

The main N56 road between Loughanure and Crolly was closed for over an hour while the emergency services worked to get the injured party back on to the road.

One of the paramedics at the scene said that the large tree prevented the Ford Focus car from falling a further twenty feet straight down into the Crolly river.

And he said that if the car had fallen the other twenty feet then there could of been a terrible tragedy.

All three occupants were taken in two ambulances to Letterkenny General Hospital with minor injuries.

It is understood the occupants are not from the Donegal area and may have been working for a charity organisation in the area earlier in the day.