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Livestock loose in Campbell

By johnboy 26 April 2013 17


ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are currently on scene at a semi-trailer accident on Northcott Drive and Fairbairn Ave, Campbell.

Vehicle was carrying sheep with livestock loose in the area.

Fire crews are currently cleaning up a fuel spill.

Update to follow.

3:59 PM

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently treating one male patient for minor injuries with transport to hospital not required.

4:04 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue crews will remain on scene for sometime rescuing sheep from the overturned truck. Arrangements are place for the welfare of the injured sheep.

4:12 PM

[Courtesy ESA, any photos please to ]

UPDATE: WIN’s Gemma Coombe has tweeted a pic:

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EvanJames 10:44 pm 27 Apr 13

Masquara said :

Apparently “looking after the welfare of the injured sheep” turned out to be killing them.

I was going to post the same thing. and injured sheep = a shot sheep, and a scared and agonized sheep before that happens. A truck crashing with livestock in it means some pretty horrible injuries for the animals.

Alderney 7:09 pm 27 Apr 13

Is there any reason that such a vehicle is legally allowed to be on that road?

HardBallGets 1:35 pm 27 Apr 13

The best part of this story was the live cross on ABC AM, when a reporter interviewed a nine year old girl whose family dog Thor (border collie they’d had for 4 months, unaware of his super powers) lent a hand (paw) by rounding up all the sheep.

Interviewer: Amazing. Has Thor been trained?

Kid: Well we’d had him about a week when did a big poo on the carpet, so we took him to puppy school. He’s a fast learner ‘cos he hasn’t done it again.

It seems noone knew of his amazing sheep rounding abilities. Good thing he was on hand (paw) to sort it all out for the hopeless humans involved.

Masquara 12:28 pm 27 Apr 13

Apparently “looking after the welfare of the injured sheep” turned out to be killing them.

bundah 8:44 am 27 Apr 13

I reckon the fool will be feeling a bit sheepish now.

Pork Hunt 1:02 am 27 Apr 13

That’s baaaaad

Mr Evil 10:59 pm 26 Apr 13

Looks like Smiths of Wagga might be hiring a new truck driver on Monday!

Frustrated 8:43 pm 26 Apr 13

Let me guess, he took the roundabout too fast and lost control.

If he is at fault, throw the book at him….Poor sheep!

wildturkeycanoe 7:54 pm 26 Apr 13

To properly cook a sheep you need to turn it more than once….

PantsMan 6:36 pm 26 Apr 13

Sounds like an ALP conference gone wrong.

gooterz 5:48 pm 26 Apr 13

Its just like the early facebook

tommo 5:39 pm 26 Apr 13

That’s baaaaaaad news,
poor sheep (unless of course they were en-route to the abattoir in which case they might just make a lucky escape)

Madam Cholet 5:38 pm 26 Apr 13

I drove past this at about 4.15 this arv. There were firies standing ‘on top’ of the overturned truck at that stage. I was just thanking my lucky stars that A) it was on the other side of the road to me, and that B) it is still (only just), school holidays and the day after a public holiday so the traffic was extraordinarily light. I imagine the traffic having to go through Duntroon to the other side would have started to bank up a bit closing in on 5pm though.

Heaven knows how you roll a truck of that size – a particularly weighty sheep on one side of the truck? Truck driver a Canberran who was hooning along at many K’s over the speed limit? I don’t think catching the tiny roundabout would have tipped it.

Lucky all ok though and that the roads were brought very much under control by the emergency services very quickly.

Mike Bessenger 5:35 pm 26 Apr 13

Looks like another took that roundabout way too fast.

Roundhead89 5:04 pm 26 Apr 13

And hello to all our readers in New Zealand …

Holden Caulfield 4:39 pm 26 Apr 13

Oh, 666 said the truck had cows on board. Maybe they’re some kind of mutant cowsheeps?

Good excuse to play this anyway:

Holden Caulfield 4:37 pm 26 Apr 13

Nothing to see here. It’s just a publicity stunt for Smith’s Alternative.

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