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Driver in hospital and cattle killed in lorry crash on Cambridgeshire road

A driver was taken to hospital and a number of cattle were killed after a crash on a Cambridgeshire ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 4, 2018

A driver was taken to hospital and a number of cattle were killed after a crash on a Cambridgeshire road in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services were called at 12.24am this morning (Friday, May 4) with reports that a HGV carrying cattle had tipped into a ditch on Cants Drove, Near Murrow – four miles west of Wisbech.

Police and firefighters attended the scene to find the lorry on its side – and the road was closed for more than eight hours while the incident was dealt with.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash near Murrow – west of Wisbech (Image: Peterborough Policing team on Twitter)

Firefighters worked with local farmers to release the cattle from the lorry.

Police confirmed that the driver of the HGV was taken to hospital and a number of cattle died as a result of the crash.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called at 12.24am today (May 4) with reports that a HGV carrying cattle had tipped into a ditch on Cants Drove, near Murrow.

“Officers attended the scene, along with representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service, the RSPCA and local vets. The road was closed while the incident was dealt with.

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“The driver of the vehicle was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with minor injuries. Sadly a number of cattle died at the scene.”

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said four fire crews were sent to the crash just before 1am on Friday morning.

⛔UPDATE: Cant's Drove, #Murrow (#WisbechStMary) remains CLOSED in both directions whilst a lorry is recovered from a ditch.https://t.co/8xtAtdYanZpic.twitter.com/1m28zPjlxo

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She added: “On Friday, May 4 at 12.45am, two crews from March, one crew from Stanground, one crew from Dogsthorpe, and one crew and a rescue vehicle from Cambridge were called to a road traffic collision involving one heavy goods vehicle, on Cants Drove, Murrow.

“Crews arrived to find the vehicle, which was transporting cattle livestock, on its side. The driver was released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire service.

Firefighters worked with local farmers to release the cattle from the lorry – but sadly some died at the scene (Image: Peterborough Policing team on Twitter)

“Firefighters worked with farmers to release the cattle. A vet and the RSPCA were also in attendance.

“All crews had returned to their station by 8.30am.”

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A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance said they were called by police to assist at the scene after reports of a patient with minor arm injuries.

However, paramedics were stood down before an ambulance was assigned to the incident.

Police took the man to hospital for further checks.

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