One Mount Hope, N.Y., farmer may be down a few cows after a distracted driver mooed down his herd.
Around 5 p.m. on Monday, Daisy Cowit of Wawayanda, N.Y., crashed into farmer Mike Hosking's herd as it attempted to cross a road that separates two parts of his farm, reports the Times Herald-Record. According to witnesses, Cowit, 21, was texting as she drove. She denied that claim, but she did admit she was looking down to check a call she was receiving. But Hosking isn’t too sold on her version of the incident.
"If you don't see 50 cows in the road, you're doing something [you shouldn't be doing]," he told the Times Herald-Record.
Cowit struck a total of six to seven of the cows, gravely injuring three of the animals. She also hit a farm hand who attempted to alert her to stop her vehicle -- which was totaled by striking the animals that weigh an average of 1,500 pounds each. No charges were filed against Cowit. And Hoskings is glad the accident wasn’t any worse, telling the Herald-Record, "She could have hit kids who were waiting for a school bus."