Local Cattle Can Cause a Beef With Drivers, LIVINGSTON, May 18, 2008 - Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant, Perry Alexander was driving east on 1988 on May 17, 2008. It was 8:30 pm and he was responding to a report of cows in the road, but when he arrived, an accident had already occurred. Car -vs- Cow. The driver of a Chrysler PT Cruiser had hit a cow that had escaped and was wandering on 1988. The collision apparently knocked the cow into the weeds. All the cow could do was just lay there in an immobile state due to what appeared to be broken rear legs and/or broken back. The driver of the car was already gone and left the car on the right side of the road in the weeds with the flashers going. It is believed the driver used her cell phone to call for help and was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Not Just Cows...
In addition to cattle, it's common to spot skittish deer wandering near the rural roads of Polk County; so when you drive, you have to keep your eyes on the road AND look ahead for deer and cattle on the sides. Hitting a deer or a cow is the equivalent of hitting another small car and can be life threatening. As for the cow in this story, sadly, local veterinarian Bud Robison had to be called out to put her to sleep.
This cow was completely immobilized due to injuries sustained from the collision and had to be put down.
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