Lancaster bridge collapse: One dead and 10 injured after vehicle plunges into river


One man has died and at least 10 people have sustained injuries after a vehicle and trailer fell into a river.

Police were called at around 4:25 PM on Tuesday to the Moor Lane area after receiving a report of a serious accident on a farm east of Lancaster.

Reports stated 11 people were in a Polaris Ranger vehicle and the trailer it was pulling when it fell into a river after the bridge collapsed.

Lancashire police issued a statement following the devastating accident.

It read: “A man has died and several others injured after a vehicle and trailer fell into a river when a bridge collapsed in Roeburndale.

“Police were called around 4.25pm today (Tuesday, January 18) to the Moor Lane area.”



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