Horse killed in motorway crash

Tram Rd on-ramp near Belfast, Christchurch.
Tram Rd on-ramp near Belfast, Christchurch. Photo credit: Google Maps

A horse has been hit and killed by a vehicle on the Christchurch Northern Motorway near Belfast.

One person is trapped in the vehicle, a fire crew working to free them.

It's believed three horses somehow got onto the motorway, around the Tram Rd on-ramp and the Main North Rd off-ramp.

Animal control was notified, and the two surviving horses walked to a paddock.

Traffic was only briefly interrupted.

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