Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway

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18 Apr, 2011 Updated Mon 18 Apr 2011 10:21 CEST
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A truck carrying 24 cattle overturned on Bavaria's A7 motorway near Schweinfurt early Monday morning, spilling the animals into traffic and forcing its temporary closure, the police said.

"One of the 24 bulls was killed in the accident, two others had to be euthanized by an veterinarian because of their severe injuries," the authorities said in a statement.

The driver was frightened but uninjured and officials later ferried the remaining animals away from the scene in a new truck.

Highways A7 and A70 near the Werneck junction had been reopened by mid-morning except for an on-ramp in the direction of Schweinfurt.

The crash happened at about 3:15 am when one of the truck trailer’s tyre burst, causing it to flip on its side, according to police.

The Local/mdm

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