By Nick Sinis
THE occupants of a cattle truck and its livestock were fortunate to sustain no serious injuries after the vehicle rolled in Korumburra earlier this week.
The incident occurred about 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 17, after the truck and a ute collided while travelling along Commercial Street, Korumburra.
“The cattle truck was travelling into Korumburra from Bena, and there was a vehicle that had been following behind,” Leading Senior Constable Carl Baido said.
“Once it has reached the double lanes, the ute, towing a trailer, has gone to overtake the truck.
“When he’s overtaken on the left-hand side, the truck didn’t realise he was there and started to merge and there’s been a collision.
“The truck then veered right into the centre median strip and, as a result, rolled over.”
Ldg Snr Const Baido said there was about eight cattle in the truck, which ran towards a hill near the railway line.
“They were secured and there were no serious injuries to any of the cattle, and they were removed by livestock agents later,” he said.
“There were two people in the cattle truck and one person in the ute.
“There was a bit of damage to the ute, and the truck had to be taken away by heavy haulage.
“It was probably as good of a result as you could get, given the circumstances.”
CFA units from Korumburra, Loch and Ruby, as well as Ambulance Victoria, were also on scene.
Police were continuing investigations surrounding the incident.