Ballymote to Gurteen road closed due to minor road traffic incident

A minor road traffic accident has taken place just outside Gurteen.

The incident occurred on the main Ballymote to Gurteen road just before 1pm where a driver of a car lost control and drove into a farmyard.

A man was cleaning his quad bike in the yard when it was struck by the vehicle.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Sligo University Hospital as a precaution.

There were five occupants in the car and they suffered no injuries.

The road remains closed currently with it expected to reopen after 2pm this afternoon.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the incident and ask anyone with information to contact Ballymote Garda Station on 071 918 9500.