Wandering cow struck and killed on I-485 | Weird
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Traffic was backed up for at least 12 miles in northwest Charlotte early Wednesday morning after some vehicles struck and killed a wandering cow.
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Interstate 485 near Mount Holly Road.
One of the drivers involved said there just simply wasn't enough time to react and avoid colliding with the animal.
"Boom! There's a cow, and I couldn't turn fast enough," one driver said.
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According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, three cows and a bull managed to wander away from a nearby farm.
Officials say the cow that was fatally struck and killed by the vehicles was pregnant.
One of the drivers was in a Honda car which struck the cow on the passenger side and caused heavy, front-end damage.
Fortunately, none of the drivers involved were hurt.
Debris from the incident was spread out in two lanes about 60 yards along the interstate.
Police shut down I-485 until ranch hands could remove the carcass with a backhoe. The remainder of the debris was hosed off the interstate by firefighters.
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