A couple from Michigan escaped personal injury last Sunday when a 600 pound cow fell on their mini-van in Manson, located in Eastern Washington.
The Chelan County Fire Chief said the couple was lucky they weren’t killed when the cow fell from a cliff, smashing into their vehicle. According to the Seattle Times, District 5 Chief Arnold Baker said that the couple missed being killed by a matter of inches, as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson, which is located in Chelan County.
“It was “bam” – you just saw something come down and hit the hood,” the mini-van driver told the Wenatchee World newspaper. The newspaper also reported that the man said he didn’t see the cow until it hit and didn’t realize what had happened until after the Auto Accident.
“It’s funny because it was such a close call,” Chief Baker told the Wenatchee World. “Inches different and the couple in this car would have been killed.” The van sustained damages, including a broken windshield.
According to King5.com, the cow was named Michelle. Her owner says she was a valued pet and companion. The cow had apparently been at a breeding facility since August and had escaped from their control about 3 weeks prior. The cow was euthanized at the scene. The couple was examined at Lake Chelan Community Hospital and released.
Though this is a freak auto accident, the Michigan couple is extremely lucky to have escaped serious injury. As it was, their mini-van was smashed. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the personal injury attorneys at Bernard Law Group, 1-800-418-8282, or visit our website at www.4injured.com