Woman Texting and Driving, Hits Herd of Cows
Upstate New York - A 21-year-old driver slammed into a herd of cattle crossing the road near a farm in the town of Wawayanda. Witnesses claimed the female behind the wheel was texting and driving at the time of impact but the she claims she was simply looking down to check an incoming call.
Mike Hosking, owner of the farm, said "If you don't see 50 cows in the road, you're doing something (you shouldn't be doing)," according to the Times Herald-Record.
When all was said and done, the driver struck about a half dozen cows, one of which was sent five feet in the air. She also nearly hit one of the farm hands who was signaling her to stop. 3 of the cows were seriously injured and required emergency surgery. Only two are expected to survive.
Hosking said he'll be monitoring the injured cows closely in the days ahead.