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Herd of cows roamed Highway 401 following transport truck collision

Ainsley Smith Apr 01, 2019 12:13 pm 393

A herd of cows was spotted travelling down Highway 401 in Mississauga after a transport truck carrying the animals struck a barrier over the weekend.

The truck driver was hauling the cattle when he hit a cement barrier in the westbound lanes approaching Hurontario Street around 11:30 pm on Friday, March 29, according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

As a result of the collision about a dozen cows managed to escape from the truck, however, another 12 cows were found deceased inside the trailer.

The truck driver was also transported to a hospital to be treated for “minor injuries.”

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Images shared on social media by authorities show the loose cows walking together down the highway as firefighters tried to corral them.

Following the collision, 36-year-old George Scott from Mount Forest has been charged with careless driving.

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