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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Trailer with livestock onboard overturns

Police closed the A30 earlier this morning (Monday, April 12th), after a 4X4 transporting a trailer with livestock overturned.

The incident occurred at Pathfinder Village in Devon in the UK.

In a tweet, a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team,

“Police are currently dealing with an overturned trailer on the A30 at Tedburn St Mary. We will be as quick as we can in reopening the road, but we have to ensure the safety of the animals and road users.”

In a brief tweet shortly before 10:30am, the spokesperson confirmed that “the road is open, but the backlog will take a while to clear”.

“The two cows and two sheep are all apparently uninjured, thankfully. No casualties, thankfully.”

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Collision involving milk lorry and van in Limerick

Meanwhile, across the waters in Limerick, A driver and passenger of a van were hospitalised, following a road traffic collision with a milk lorry in County Limerick over the weekend.

The incident occurred at 12:30pm in the Kiloughteen area of Newcastle West on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána:

“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision involving a van and a tractor unit that occurred in that Kiloughteen area of Newcastle West on 10/04/2021 at approximately 12.30pm.”

“The driver of the van, a man and a woman, aged in their 60s, were taken to UHL with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigations are ongoing.” the spokesperson concluded.

According to Limerick Leader, two units from Newcastle West Fire Service attended the scene, along with An Garda Síochána.

The publication understands that the milk lorry driver “may have taken evasive action to avoid a more serious collision”.

Furthermore, there were traffic delays for a “number of hours as the milk lorry and van were removed”.

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