Cow walks away from col­li­sion

Simcoe Reformer - - NEWS -

Mo­torists in the Villa Nova area will want to be ex­tra vig­i­lant fol­low­ing an­other re­port of live­stock wan­der­ing on the road. A ve­hi­cle suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age this week­end when it col­lided with a cow on Thomp­son Road East west of Villa Nova. The driver and cow were not in­jured. Po­lice re­port the cow was re­turned to the barn after its owner was lo­cated.

“It’s not al­ways pos­si­ble to avoid a col­li­sion with an an­i­mal, par­tic­u­larly if it sud­denly runs onto the road,” Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Nor­folk OPP said in a news re­lease.

“But driv­ers can take sen­si­ble pre­cau­tions to min­i­mize the risk. Mo­torists are urged to drive with cau­tion and within the speed limit and to be aware of their sur­round­ings at all times. Pre­dictable is pre­ventable. Make safety your pri­or­ity.”

The in­ci­dent oc­curred Satur­day around 7 p. m. On Mon­day around mid­night, a mo­torist called po­lice on Townsend Road 2 near Beal­ton after a herd of goats slipped their pen and were found wan­der­ing on the road. There was no col­li­sion in that in­ci­dent and no re­port of in­juries.

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