Firefighters cut six cows from an overturned trailer outside Carlisle yesterday morning (Wednesday, August 1).

Emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 10:30am to free the animals from the trailer, which had landed on its roof.

According to the News & Star, the incident happened on the A595 road between Carlisle and Wigton blocking the road.

A veterinary inspection is understood to have been carried out and the cows were then cut free from the trailer.

The cows were then taken to livestock pens that were a short distance from where the incident happened after they were successfully released from the trailer.

It is not known how the accident occurred; however, a message that was posted on the Cumbria Roads Police Twitter page indicated that all the cattle involved in the incident were okay and escaped the ordeal with only “a couple of scratches”.

No official information is available on the driver’s condition; however, eyewitnesses of the incident have said the driver appeared not to have been seriously injured.

The crash happened near the turn-off for Wigton at the Penrith crossroads.