Woman dies after two-vehicle collision in Derry

Jonathan McCambridge, PA

A woman aged in her 70s has died following a road accident in Derry.

Police are investigating the incident, which involved two vehicles on Thursday afternoon.

Inspector Cherith Adair said: “Police received a report shortly after 4pm of a collision on the Limavady Road involving a grey Citroen C3 and blue Alfa Romeo.

“Officers attended the scene alongside colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

“Medical treatment was provided to both drivers of the cars – two men aged in their 70s – and a woman who was a passenger in the grey Citroen C3.

“Sadly, the woman, who was aged in her 70s, passed away a short time later after arriving in hospital for treatment to her injuries.

“Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

“The Limavady Road, which was closed in both directions yesterday in order to facilitate emergency services, has since reopened.

“Our investigation is continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information or who may have dashcam or mobile phone footage available to get in contact with us on 101, quoting reference number 1116 18/04/24.”