COUNCIL TO CONSIDER CRASH BARRIER AT HOME STRUCK BY TWO VEHICLES

first_imgA crane removes the van from the side of the Butler’s home in Gortahork.Council chiefs have confirmed they will examine a dangerous road bend which resulted in a family of five almost being wiped out.Donegal County Council has agreed to carry out an engineering survey on the road at Cashel na cGorr near Gortahork.It follows an incident revealed first by Donegal Daily in which a van landed on the roof of a home as the family were unloading shopping from their car. One man has been hospitalised but the couple and their children young children managed to avoid injury.The was the scene that greeted Joanne and her family on Easter Sunday morning three years ago.The Butler family revealed that this was in fact the second time the family have cheated serious injury in just three years.Three years ago, the family awoke to find a car a sandwiched between their 200 year old stone house and the back wall.Local county councillor Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said the council has indicated it will examine the matter as soon as possible. “I have learned that an engineer from the council and the road safety officer will be visiting the scene to examine the situation.“A safety barrier is required and we understand that it will cost in the region of €5,000 to have that erected.“But this is obviously a necessity at this stage. We have a couple and their three young children living here. What price can we put on any of their lives?” he asked.A spokesman for Donegal County Council confirmed to Donegal Daily that they will be investigating the matter to see what can be done.“Engineering staff from the Council’s Municipal District & Road Safety offices intend to visit the location of this incident shortly. They will review the circumstances of the incident and will assess what mitigation measures, if any, might be suitable at this location. Following completion of this assessment the Council can then consider how best to address any issues arising.” COUNCIL TO CONSIDER CRASH BARRIER AT HOME STRUCK BY TWO VEHICLES was last modified: February 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carcouncilcrashdonegalgortahorkvanlast_img read more