Driver, calves avoid injury in crash

Lucky escape ... The driver and 48 bobby calves avoided injury when this stock truck veered off...
Lucky escape ... The driver and 48 bobby calves avoided injury when this stock truck veered off Teviot Rd between Roxburgh and Millers Flat yesterday. PHOTO: PAM JONES
A driver and 48 bobby calves had a lucky escape when a stock truck rolled off the road between Roxburgh and Millers Flat yesterday.

All escaped injury in the single-vehicle crash, on Teviot Rd about 4km from Millers Flat, Senior Constable Lance Davies, of Roxburgh, said.

The driver  veered off the road  about 11.45am and the vehicle had ‘‘come to rest’’ against willow trees, he said.

Two fire appliances and one police vehicle attended the incident, Snr Const Davies said.

The bobby calves were removed from the truck and taken by a local farmer to a nearby property, where they were checked by a vet, he said.

Police were investigating the cause of the crash.

pam.jones@odt.co.nz

 

Comments

The sad irony. Those bobby calves could only be in a stock truck for one reason - to go to the works. While they survived the crash, they will still be taken to the works and killed, aged only a few days, simply because they are male. This is the grim truth of the milk industry.

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