Stray sheep are blamed for accident
Sheep straying on to a busy main road caused an accident which left three people injured, firefighters have said.
The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Monday on the A47 at Belton, near Uppingham.
A Toyota Corolla hit a sheep that had wandered into the road.
A second vehicle, a Rover, was then involved in a collision with the car.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
The doors and roof of the Toyota were cut off to allow three injured people to be freed.
Two men and a woman – none of whom suffered life-threatening injuries – were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary.
The driver of the Rover did not need treatment.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service watch commander Roger Dunford said: "We cut off the doors and roof of the car to get the casualties out as it was believed they were suffering from spinal injuries.
"The car in front had hit a sheep, which was dead. There were two others in the road and I think they were put to sleep by a vet."