A YOUNG man fighting for his life after a crash may be transferred to a hospital in Dublin.
The 23-year-old, from Cavanacaw outside St Johnston and originally from Lifford, is in a critical condition.
His BMW crashed into a wall on the outskirts of Letterkenny between the Polestar and Dry Arch Roundabouts just before 1am this morning.
Gardaí are furious at “ill-judged” comments today after their decision to close all four lanes of the main road into and out of Letterkenny.
That’s because the accident occurred across all four lanes; and forensic investigators needed to examine the scene.
At this stage Gardaí believe the motorist was travelling towards the Dry Arch roundabout when he appears to have lost control, skidded right across four lanes before coming to a halt after crashing into a wall.
The incident forced Gardai to close the road which led to major traffic congestion for several hours.
The tailbacks saw some people stuck in their cars for more than four hours.
But Gardaí say they had a duty to close all four lanes in their efforts to establish a cause for the crash.
Later this afternoon, two lanes of traffic re-opened as Gardaí continued their work at the scene.