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Cattle killed, drivers hurt in road train head-on near Broome
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 02:51:15 PM »
Cattle killed, drivers hurt in road train head-on near Broome   
  • Kaitlyn Offer
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  • July 21, 2013 12:02PM

     Bridge crash height=366   CRASH SCENE: The road train crash on Minnie Bridge, near Willare.  Pictures: WA Police  Source: Supplied
        Bridge crash height=421   EMERGENCY: Cattle had to be destroyed after two road trains crashed head-on.  Source: Supplied
     
MORE than 20 cattle have been destroyed and two road trains were fused together after a crash in the state’s north.


The trucks collided head on at the Minnie Bridge, 10km from Willare, near Broome, about 8.45am.

One driver is in a serious but stable condition with head injuries and the other driver received minor injuries, St John Ambulance said.

One truck was carrying cattle and the other had empty diesel drums.

Police said more than 20 cattle were either killed instantly or were put down by police by gun.

The single lane bridge will remain blocked until later today with Main Roads assessing the damage before it can reopen.


http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/cattle-killed-in-truck-head-on/story-fnhocxo3-1226682678761