Cattle-beast stuck under stock truck on SH1 at Timaru

A cattle-beast stuck under a stock truck blocked the northbound lane of State Highway 1 through Timaru on Wednesday so it could be freed.
The cattle beast became stuck underneath the trailer of a Transport Waimate stock truck on Theodosia St (SH1), near the intersection with North St.

An eyewitness said they freed the cattle-beast by moving the truck back slightly, and it did not seem to have received any injuries.

It was tied up before being freed and was then checked and treated for injuries.

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A cattle beast stuck under a trailer of a stock truck unit on Theodosia St (State Highway 1) in Timaru.

Transport Waimate boss Barry Sadler said he was aware there had been an incident but had not yet been briefed.

We have written notification to all drivers to secure all gates on their cattle trucks, he said.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said two fire engines were called to the scene at 3.15pm. The cattle-beast was freed at 3.45pm.

A police spokesperson said police were managing traffic and have notified animal control and a local vet to assist the animal.

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A cattle beast struck under a trailer unit on Theodosia St (State Highway 1) in Timaru.

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