Runaway car causes panic in Donegal Town

first_imgA runaway car caused panic in the Diamond in Donegal Town this evening.The unmanned car crossed two lanes of traffic and crashed into the wall of a local business.Several motorists tried to raise the alarm by beeping their horns to alert the car owner, who was nearby on the footpath. Motorists also beeped to warn pedestrians of the unmanned vehicle, which was moving towards another path.The car hit the front of the Bank Bar, causing minor damage during the incident.No injuries were reported from the incident, which occurred before 7pm.A bystander told Donegal Daily: “It was sheer luck that nobody was hurt. “The driver seemed to have got out of his car to go to the cash machine at the Bank of Ireland.Slight damage was caused to the front of the Bank Bar after it was struck by a runaway car this evening. Pic by Donegal Daily.“They left their hazard lights on but the car started to crawl forwards.“Other cars swerved into another lane to avoid it. Then they started beeping.“Thank god nobody was on the footpath.“The driver then realised what was happening and ran to their car. “They got to it just as it crossed the Diamond but they couldn’t stop it in time.“There was a bang when the car hit the wall and eventually stopped.“It was frightening but it could have been a much worse crash.”Gardaí later attended the scene. Runaway car causes panic in Donegal Town was last modified: August 1st, 2019 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:Bank BarDonegal TownGardairunaway carTHE DIAMONDlast_img

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