UPDATE: 3 Animals Injured in Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Accident Rescued From Slaughter

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Following yesterday’s accident between a cement truck and livestock truck on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge that caused major delays, three animals have been transported to an animal sanctuary. One sheep died in the crash, and two sheep and a calf were injured.

According to ABC7, the injured animals received medical treatment in New York City before being released to an animal sanctuary, Skylands Sanctuary. Seventeen animals involved in the crash were not injured and have been delivered to their original destination, a slaughterhouse. This incident has prompted calls for increased animal rights legislation, especially concerning the transportation of livestock.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.