Horsebox overturns in collision near Northamptonshire village

Thankfully, nobody was trapped in the vehicle and the horse was released

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 5:12 pm
The horsebox overturned at the junction of A361 and Welsh Road, Aston Le Walls.
The horsebox overturned at the junction of A361 and Welsh Road, Aston Le Walls.

Police and firefighters were called to a road traffic collision in Aston Le Walls today, which saw a horsebox fall on its side.

The collision took place on the junction of A361 and Welsh Road at around 3.10pm earlier this afternoon (July 15).

A spokeswoman for the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Thankfully nobody was trapped and one horse had been released from the vehicle prior to the fire service arrival."

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The horse was left in the care of the owner and a vet.

Fire crews from Daventry and Mereway isolated the vehicle battery and stemmed a diesel leakage before handing the incident over to the police at 4.13pm.

Police will remain at the scene until the vehicle is recovered.