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Cattle lorry overturned

Brook Street, Brentwood
10/04/2019 @ 14:38
Incident Number: 98289
In attendance: 1 x Brentwood, 2 x Grays, 1 x Chelmsford, 1 x Great Baddow, 1 x USAR


Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a lorry which contained 39 cows.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one casualty trapped in the lorry by 3.20pm.

Once the casualty was released they were left in the care of the Ambulance Service and two fire engines were able to leave the scene.

Specialist crews with the Animal Rescue Unit stayed at the scene to assist with the transfer of the cows.

Crews worked with a vet and farmers to transfer the cows from the overturned lorry to a replacement lorry by 6.41pm. One of the animals was left in the care of the vet after being injured during the collision.

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