Lorry carrying 400 sheep topples over and hits car on Rabbit Run road

A lorry carrying 400 sheep was involved in a crash with a car when it toppled over on a busy road today.

The moment the lorry toppled over on the B4176
The moment the lorry toppled over on the B4176

Dash-cam footage taken from a car following the lorry showed the moment the lorry toppled over and hit a car passing in the opposite direction on the B4176, the main road between Telford and Dudley known as the Rabbit Run.

Five fire crews were sent to the scene of the crash which happened at Upper Aston, near Claverley, shortly before 8am.

WATCH the moment the lorry toppled over:

The ambulance service, the police, the RSPCA and a vet were also called.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the drivers of both the car and lorry were treated at the scene but neither was thought to have been seriously injured.

A spokesman said: “We were called at 7.44am this morning to reports of an RTC involving an HGV and car on the B4176 in Claverley.

"We sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene. We’ve treated two patients.

"We’ve treated a man, who was the driver of the HGV, for minor injuries and he was discharged at the scene.

"The second patient, a woman, who was driving the car, was also treated for minor injuries and made her own way to hospital.”

The fire service said it had to use electric saws and cutting equipment to help with the incident.

Firefighters also ensure the vehicles were "electrically safe" following the crash, and then helped deal with around 400 sheep being carried in the lorry.

Crews travelled from Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Telford and Wellington to assist.

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