Horse cut free from RTC

A4174 Avon Ring Road, Longwell Green, Bristol

A horse had to be cut free from an overturned trailer by firefighters following a road traffic collision.

Four year-old Nobby was travelling in the horsebox with 10 year-old Rocky when the trailer tipped over on a dual carriageway. Although Rocky was able to scramble free unaided, Nobby remained trapped inside the horsebox.

Firefighters from Bath, Brislington and Kingswood fire stations were called to the scene which left a short stretch of the Avon Ring Road closed in both directions.

 A vet attended the scene and sedated Nobby, before fire crews used cutting equipment to remove sections of the horsebox to create an escape route. The horse was then walked free from the trailer and reunited with Rocky. 

Although Nobby appeared none the worse for his ordeal, Rocky suffered a small cut to his leg as he escaped. Fortunately both horses were able to walk to a waiting horsebox and continue on their journey.

All the occupants of the 4x4 towing vehicle escaped the incident unhurt.