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Sheep truck overturns spilling sheep onto moving traffic.

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01 Jun 2012
MFB were confronted by an unusual incident, a ‘B Double’ truck loaded with sheep had tipped on an overpass.

Dozens of sheep spilled onto the road below, whith the traffic on the road travelling at approximately 100/kmh.

Three cars were initially involved with one car rolling over up to 4 times, fortunately there was no human fatalities or critical injuries.

The scene was chaos with traffic trying to avoid the bewildered and injured animals in the dark.

MFB assisted the cleanup and ensured the area was safe until the vehicles were removed.

Wyndham Council rangers and others were required to dispatch humanely the injured animals.

MFB were on site for over 4 hrs.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Princes Fwy & Metropolitan Ring Road Laverton North
Date: June 1, 2012 
Time: 20:49 hours     
Call Number: 11798

Attending Appliances: 6  
Number of firefighters: 15

Officer in charge: Commander Mark Riches

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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