Dual carriageway closed after stray cows struck by vehicles
Essex Police said people in the vehicles on the A12 suffered ‘some minor injuries’ and nine cows died.
A dual carriageway was closed during the rush hour after several cows strayed onto the road and were hit by vehicles.
Essex Police said on Twitter that people in the vehicles suffered “some minor injuries” on the A12 Witham bypass on Friday morning.
The force said it is believed that nine cows died in the incident.
The #A12 at Witham remains closed in both directions following this incident.— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) August 17, 2018
It will remain closed throughout rush hour for recovery, so continue to avoid.
In the diversion queue? Please do not turn around - follow the diversion & listen to officers' instructions, thank you. https://t.co/SKJD7ls2Ct
Officers were called just after 3am on Friday and the dual carriageway fully re-opened just before 9am.
Police said two people were treated by ambulance staff for minor injuries and one person was taken to hospital.