Several animals were injured in the crash and had to be put downDrivers on Highway 401 in Mississauga, Ont., were forced to navigate around a herd of cattle late Friday and into Saturday after the animals got loose from a transport truck that struck a barrier.
The truck driver was hauling the cattle when he hit a guard rail in the westbound lanes approaching Hurontario Street around 11:30 p.m., according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. The driver was transported to hospital with what paramedics described as “moderate” injuries.
VIDEO: Cows roaming all over Highway 401 near Hurontario St in #Mississauga after the truck they were in struck the bull nose & split the side open. Driver to hospital, non-life threatening. @IAFF1212 and @OPP_HSD worked to corral the cows. @MississaugaFES @firechieftim pic.twitter.com/DuONklEhcw
— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyCohnTV) March 30, 2019
Provincial police were forced to close the express lanes in both directions as officers and firefighters worked for several hours to corral all of the loose cows. The closures lasted nearly seven hours.
The collision split one side of the trailer, offering a path of escape for about a dozen cows inside. A number of the animals were injured in the crash and had to be put down.
But there’s no need for drivers to have a cow — the highway has since fully reopened.
— Luke (@lukeincanada) March 30, 2019
With files from Lucas Powers
Source: CBC News