Search

Pigs killed when lorry overturned on A134 at Ingham

PUBLISHED: 11:28 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:01 09 August 2017

Pigs (file image). Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE

Pigs (file image). Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE

A number of pigs died after the lorry they were being carried in overturned on the A134 in west Suffolk today.

The road in Ingham was shut for several hours following the crash at around 8am. Traffic was being diverted through Livermere.

The male driver of the lorry suffered a cut to the head and a suspected pelvic injury. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was discharged this afternoon.

A vet was called to the scene and a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed that some of the pigs died as a result of the incident.

The road was clear as of 3.20pm.

No other vehicle or people were thought to be involved in the crash.

There were delays in the area, compounded by the heavy rain.

The A14 eastbound in Risby was shut for a short period of time from around 2.30pm due to flooding.

• Witnesses to the crash are urged to call police 101 quoting reference CAD 45 of August 9

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sudbury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sudbury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sudbury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

43 minutes ago

The Layers on the edge of Saxmundham has been enjoyed and used by residents for more than a century for recreation, as venue for the Suffolk Show, a camp for troops in the Second World War, farmland, and as a haven for wildlife.

16:33

Train operator Greater Anglia is running extra services for the East Anglian derby this weekend.

Lord and Lady Somerleyton have offered a cash reward for the safe return of a lost family heirloom.

32 minutes ago

As the leaves have started falling and the autumn half term edges closer, be one step ahead with your plans and check out our list of things to do on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22.

Show Job Lists

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24