Man dies after bridge collapses in Lancashire farm accident

A person has died and a number of other others left significantly damage after a Polaris Ranger and trailer carrying 11 folks plunged right into a river when a bridge collapsed on a Lancashire farm.

Officers from Lancashire Police had been referred to as at round 4.25pm on Tuesday (18 January) following studies of a severe farm accident within the Moor Lane space of Roeburndale, only a few miles from the Yorkshire Dales.

Police mentioned the get together had been engaged in a farm shoot on the time of the accident.

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One man suffered deadly accidents and was pronounced useless on the scene. A second man suffered a severe head harm and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for remedy.

A 3rd particular person suffered a severe again harm and was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Others who had been injured had been taken to the identical hospital.

Emergency companies together with police, ambulance crews, fireplace crews and mountain rescue attended the scene.

Street closures had been put in place and anticipated to proceed for a while.

An investigation into the circumstances across the incident is beneath method and the Well being and Security Government has been knowledgeable.

Investigation launched

Det Insp Kirsty Wyatt of Lancashire Police mentioned: “My ideas are very a lot with all these concerned in what’s a really unhappy and tragic incident.

“One man has sadly died and various folks have suffered severe accidents.

“Presently, we imagine the car was pulling the trailer, containing various folks, when a bridge gave method. These folks had been then thrown from the car and trailer.

“Our investigation is at very early phases and enquiries are ongoing to ascertain what occurred.”

Anybody with data is requested to name Lancashire Police on 101, quoting log 0953 of 18 January.

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