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Cows killed in collision on Angmering by-pass

30 COWS GO ON THE RAMPAGE ON THE A280 ANGMERING NEAR WORTHING,WEST SUSSEX,THE COWS ESCAPED FORM THE FIELD,CAUSING TRAFFIC CHAOS,THE COWS COLLIDED WITH TWO CARS CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY TO ONE DRIVER WHO WAS TAKEN TO WORTHING A&E,ALL STARTED AT 22.00HRS 29/1/14,TWO DECEASED AT SCENE

30 COWS GO ON THE RAMPAGE ON THE A280 ANGMERING NEAR WORTHING,WEST SUSSEX,THE COWS ESCAPED FORM THE FIELD,CAUSING TRAFFIC CHAOS,THE COWS COLLIDED WITH TWO CARS CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY TO ONE DRIVER WHO WAS TAKEN TO WORTHING A&E,ALL STARTED AT 22.00HRS 29/1/14,TWO DECEASED AT SCENE

TWO drivers needed to be taken to hospital after their cars collided with and killed a couple of cows which wandered onto the Angmering bypass.

The cars struck the animals after a herd of around 30 cows strayed on to the A280 from a nearby field.

Both cows were killed in the collision.

One driver needed to be freed from their car by firefighters using hydraulic rescue equipment to cut away the roof of the vehicle.

They were subsequently taken, along with another driver, to Worthing Hospital to be treated for their injuries, which Sussex Police said were assessed as not being serious.

Mark Phillips, 25, had been driving home from work on the Angmering bypass at the time of the accident, last Wednesday at around 9.45pm.

Mark, of Priory Road, Rustington, said: “I was possibly the first car to pass the cars that crashed, which I had assumed was just a normal accident, as there were no emergency vehicles on the scene at that point.

“I got to the long straight section of the road which bypasses Angmering where I came across a police car coming in the opposite direction, full beams on, which meant I only saw them at the last minute, leading the herd along the road, followed by more police cars behind herding them.

“It was honestly a terrifying experience because I have a small Peugeot and they are very large and very heavy creatures.”

For the full story, read this week’s Littlehampton Gazette, out from Thursday, February 6.

 

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