Horsebox overturns on A39 – road closed

The Police have reported traffic problems on the A39 which is closed both ways due to an overturned lorry between B3233 (Instow Turn Off, Westleigh) and A3125 (Roundswell). Local villages Yelland and Bickington) are congested as traffic diverts.

The lorry concerned is a horse box carrying horses which are injured. A vet is on the scene. It collided with a car on the A39 West Roundswell to Bideford.

On arrival, Devon fire crews found one HGV Horsebox on its side with one car trapped underneath. One casualty from the car was taken to hospital by land ambulance prior to the arrival of the Fire Service with an additional casualty from the car also conveyed to hospital with minor injuries.

Two horses are being attended to by Vets and Specialist Rescue Teams from Barnstaple and Heavy Rescue equipment also in use. The horsebox has been stabilised, and crews have been working to release the horses …

The incident is ongoing. Please avoid the A39 Bideford to Barnstaple.



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