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Lorry loaded with chickens overturns

Crews from Tenbury Wells attended along with the Incident Support Unit from Droitwich following the alert at around 5.55am.

Station Commander David James from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: “As crews arrived, the lorry was on its side in a ditch with the driver medically trapped inside his cab. We worked alongside ambulance staff to release him and he was then taken by land ambulance to hospital for treatment.”

He confirmed that crews also tried to help the chickens by peeling back the curtain on the side of the lorry to improve ventilation, but that a large number had died during the incident.