New video and photos have emerged that show the aftermath of the bridge collapse in Roeburndale. One man died and ten others were injured. The incident occurred while eleven people were inside the trailer and vehicle. They are believed to have been part of a shooting party. One person died, while another suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital. The multi-agency response involved firefighters, paramedics, police officers, mountain rescuers, and paramedics.
The police have stated that an investigation into the incident is underway and that the Health and Safety Executive was informed. Anybody with information that could help police is asked to dial 101, quoting log 0953 from January 18.
Cat Smith, Lancaster and Fleetwood MP, said her condolences to the family and friends who lost their loved one. “My thoughts and condolences go out to the families of the deceased and the injured at this time. As a member, I am ready to offer any support to the affected community.
Five fire engines, one each from Cumbria, one from North Yorkshire and one from North Yorkshire attended the initial reports of a road accident on Moor Lane, Roeburndale.” A spokesperson stated that five fire engines were involved in the response. We are thinking of their loved ones during this difficult time.
Three men were arrested for gross-negligence murders after a bridge collapsed on a Lancashire farm.
Mr Harwood, a Cumbrian, was part of a shooting party that was travelling across a wooden bridge supported by scaffolding when it gave way. Lancashire Constabary reported that Mr Harwood had been pronounced dead on the spot.
The force reported that two other men aged 60 and 70 are still being treated for injuries suffered in the collapse.
Detectives have arrested a 55-year-old man from Preston, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster and a 52-year-old man from Lancaster on suspicion of gross-negligence manslaughter.Detective Inspector Mark Dickinson, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This investigation remains in its early stages and we are conducting a number of inquiries to establish exactly what has happened, including whether any criminal offences were committed.