Cows On Tulsa County Road Early Monday Lead To 2 Crashes

Monday, September 6th 2010, 10:55 am
By: News On 6

By Jeromee Scot,  The News On 6

TULSA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol started Labor Day with an unusual traffic accident between Tulsa and Owasso after several cows got loose on a county road. 

Two separate drivers hit the cattle in the 2800 block of 56th Street North, totaling one of the vehicles. 

The incidents also left one of the drivers rather upset.

"It was like 8 cows in the middle of the road, one bull, three babies and the heifers," said Carol Mannings. 

Mannings says she was up early running errands just after 4 a.m. Monday when a herd of cattle ran right in front of her truck. 

She says most of them were black and impossible to see in the dark. 

"Before I knew it I was right on them and the bull kicked my truck here and I had to herd them off the road and another lady's car got totally damaged," said Carol Mannings. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say a second driver slammed into one of the cows, damaging her car's body and windshield. 

Neither driver was hurt, but troopers say several of the cows were slightly injured but they all survived. 

After the accidents, the bull in the herd became upset and even charged at our photographer.  Troopers had to shine a light on the animal to get it back off the street. 

They're now trying to find the owner of the cattle. 

It appears they wandered out of a pasture nearby. 

"It was eight of 'em.  It was just too much for me.  Lord have mercy," said Carol Mannings. 

Mannings says she knows the owner of the cattle, but she thinks he's out of town for a rodeo. 

She tells the News On 6, she does plan on tracking him down to make him pay for damage to her truck.