“Over 50 people, most of them elderly, were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital this evening (Saturday), following a bus crash at Castleogary,” said a spokeswoman.
“Some 49 patients have since been assessed, treated and discharged with follow-up Outpatients appointments. A further three patients with more serious injuries have been admitted to hospital.
Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital, said; “The overall hospital response worked extremely well, and I would like to thank staff for the prompt response, especially those who came in off duty.
“All patients have now been treated and cleared from the ED, and the hospital has resumed normal services.”
The crash happened at the Ardaghey Cross Roads when a car crashed into the side of a bus as it travelled from Donegal Town to Ardara.
All those on board were pensioners on a day excursion from the St Johnston and Carrigans area.
They had spent the day touring the west of the county.
The son of one of the pensioner’s told donegaldaily.com: “We are just so grateful because this could have been so much worse.
“Thankfully my mum is now home. She was a bit shook up by it all but hopefully she will be fine.”
Garda forensic officers closed off the road and carried out a full investigation of the scene.
Our earlier report is here: