4X4 towing cattle trailer involved in motorway crash

An incident took place this evening (Monday, November 27) at 6:30pm, on the M1 motorway in Co. Louth, involving a car and an SUV which was towing a cattle trailer.

The collision took place close to Junction 11 on the M1 motorway southbound in Co. Louth. No one was injured in the accident, according to a Garda spokesperson.

It is understood according to eyewitness reports that Gardai and a number of fire engines were called to the scene. There are no other known details at this time.

US cattle truck crash

In other news, dramatic footage emerged last week of dead and injured cattle after the articulated truck transporting the animals crashed while on a freeway in the US.

The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday, November 22, at approximately 11:40am on a section of freeway near Riverdale in Utah.

It is believed that the articulated truck and trailer partially overturned on the freeway after the weight shifted in the trailer, causing it to roll. The vehicle was on an exit ramp when the incident occurred.

A number of cattle fell from the trailer onto the road below, a drop of considerable height.

It has been reported that the speed limit on the stretch of freeway where the crash happened was 45mph (72kph). It is understood that the driver of the articulated truck was speeding at the time of the accident.

It is unclear how many cattle fell from the trailer onto the freeway below. Nor has there been any confirmation as to how many cattle were killed in the incident. The driver of the vehicle walked away uninjured.