4 llamas involved in car crash in SW Florida

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Four llamas are being evaluated at a southwest Florida veterinary hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 75.

Charlotte County Fire-Rescue officials said a pickup truck carrying a trailer with four llamas crashed near Punta Gorda, shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday. The truck crashed into a bridge over the Peace River and the trailer tipped onto its side.

One of the llamas was injured.

Photos taken by fire rescue officials show one of the llamas strapped on a stretcher, and another photo with two llamas in the trailer.

Officials say three of the llamas appeared to be uninjured. Charlotte County Animal Control took the four llamas to a veterinary hospital for a checkup.

The pickup driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

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