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Cow, cars collide after bizarre mishap in Caroline

A cow picked the wrong spot to graze Monday night, a decision that ended badly for four drivers in Caroline County—not to mention the cow.

Four cars struck the animal, which was standing in the right lane on the eastbound side of State Route 207 in front of Caroline High School around 7 p.m. Its black hide blended in with the darkness, making it hard to avoid.

The cow, which had gotten loose from the high school, was killed.

One of the drivers suffered only minor injuries, state police said.

The eastbound side of Rogers Clark Boulevard, also called Route 207, was shut down for about an hour between the high school and Devils Three Jump Road.

The first vehicle to strike the cow was a 1997 Honda Accord belonging to a Port Royal woman.

Trooper D.A. Melson said the cow went up over the hood of her car and was then struck by a 2008 Nissan Titan.

Then, the two cars behind it, a 1998 Toyota Avalon and a 2012 Chevy Tahoe struck the cow.

Two of the vehicles were towed from the scene and two had minor damage.

The cow belonged to Elam Hill Farm, Melson said.

The cow’s owner came to claim the carcass.

Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413


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