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One dead and four seriously injured in Lancashire bridge collapse

One dead and four seriously injured in Lancashire bridge collapse

  • Police were called to a farm in Roeburndale at 4:25 p.m. following a serious accident
  • Polaris Ranger vehicle pulling a trailer fell into a river when a bridge collapsed
  • A man was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Did you witness the incident? Email jamie.phillips@mailonline.co.uk



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Did you witness the incident?

Get in touch by emailing jamie.phillips@mailonline.co.uk

A man has died and several others were seriously injured after a vehicle and trailer carrying 11 people plunged into a river when a bridge collapsed beneath them.

Police were called to the Moor Lane area of ​​Roeburndale at around 4.25pm ​​following a report of a serious accident on a farm.

It was reported that a Polaris Ranger vehicle pulling a trailer had fallen into a river when a bridge collapsed.

Eleven people were in the ranger and trailer at the time of the incident.

A man was fatally injured and died on the spot.

A second man suffered a serious head injury and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

A third person has suffered a serious back injury and has been taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Others injured were also taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Emergency services, including firefighters, at the scene of a bridge collapse in Roeburndale, Lancashire

Emergency services, including firefighters, at the scene of a bridge collapse in Roeburndale, Lancashire

Cave & Mountain rescue units are also on hand after a vehicle falls into the river

Cave & Mountain rescue units are also on hand after a vehicle falls into the river

Cave & Mountain rescue units are also on hand after a vehicle falls into the river

The fatal incident took place near Roeburndale, Lancashire - just a few miles from the Yorkshire Dales border

The fatal incident took place near Roeburndale, Lancashire - just a few miles from the Yorkshire Dales border

The fatal incident took place near Roeburndale, Lancashire – just a few miles from the Yorkshire Dales border

Police vehicle with sirens blaring on its way to the scene of the incident in the rural area of ​​Roeburndale

Police vehicle with sirens blaring on its way to the scene of the incident in the rural area of ​​Roeburndale

Police vehicle with sirens blaring on its way to the scene of the incident in the rural area of ​​Roeburndale

A stock photo of a Polaris Ranger.  The vehicle was carrying a trailer when it fell into the river on Tuesday

A stock photo of a Polaris Ranger.  The vehicle was carrying a trailer when it fell into the river on Tuesday

A stock photo of a Polaris Ranger. The vehicle was carrying a trailer when it fell into the river on Tuesday

Fire and rescue teams at the scene of the incident on Tuesday night, where one man has died and several have been seriously injured

Fire and rescue teams at the scene of the incident on Tuesday night, where one man has died and several have been seriously injured

Fire and rescue teams at the scene of the incident on Tuesday night, where one man has died and several have been seriously injured

Large presence of emergency services on site after the incident around 4.25 pm

Large presence of emergency services on site after the incident around 4.25 pm

Large presence of emergency services on site after the incident around 4.25 pm

Emergency services, including police, ambulance personnel, fire brigade and mountain rescuers, arrived on the scene.

The road closures are in place and are expected to continue for some time.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Det Insp Kirsty Wyatt, of Lancashire Police, said: ‘My thoughts go out to everyone involved in this very sad and tragic incident.

“Unfortunately, a man has died and a number of people have suffered serious injuries.

“At this point, we believe the vehicle was pulling the trailer, which was carrying several people, when a bridge collapsed. Those people were then ejected from the vehicle and trailer.

“Our investigation is at a very early stage and we are investigating what happened.”

Anyone with information that can help police can call 101 quoting log 0953 dated January 18.

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