Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway
The Local · 18 Apr 2011, 10:21
Published: 18 Apr 2011 10:21 GMT+02:00
"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.