Three calves killed after cattle trailer overturns on motorway in Dublin 4 months ago

Three calves killed after cattle trailer overturns on motorway in Dublin

The trailer became disconnected from its vehicle in the early hours of Friday morning.

Three calves died as a result of a cattle trailer becoming disconnected from the vehicle carrying it on the M1 motorway in Dublin on Friday morning.

Gardaí received reports of a single vehicle incident that occurred on the M1 near Junction 6 Balbriggan at approximately 3.10am on Friday (22 May).

The vehicle was towing a trailer containing a number of livestock when the trailer became disconnected from the vehicle.

The driver, a man in his late teens, was uninjured.

Gardaí said that, at this stage, three calves have died as a result of the incident.

An examination was carried out at the scene and the road has since reopened.