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Moo-ving Photos: Firefighters Rescue Pregnant Cows In Freeway Crash
#TRAFFIC UPDATE: Animals out of overturned trailer, only RT lane closed on 210 fwy at Hubbard. http://t.co/EK7e6yeaOl pic.twitter.com/qNMitx73I7— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 29, 2015
A trailer full of farm animals overturned on the 210 freeway, prompting firefighters to rescue two pregnant cows. It was quite mooving.
The driver lost control of the pickup truck pulling the 30-foot trailer on the freeway in Sylmar just before 11 a.m., causing the trailer to flip over on the road. According to KTLA, the driver was sent to the hospital in serious condition. All the animals in the trailer survived, and in total one dog, three sheep, and two pregnant cows were rescued.
"One of the cows is in distress, and right now it's a rush to try to get these cows... into veterinary care as soon as possible," said David Ortiz of the LAFD.
Although the dog and sheep were easily rescued by rescuers, the two cows had to be hoisted out, the first at 1:30 and the second at 2 p.m. Reportedly, a film crew from Animal Planet was on scene to film the rescue.
#UPDATE: Reports of a pregnant #cow at scene of overturned #livestock trailer on 210 Fwy. http://t.co/pTYLik9Sgb pic.twitter.com/VEph0RzO8W— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 29, 2015
Lanes still shut down on the WB 210 at Hubbard after trailer carrying 3 sheep and 2 pregnant cows overturns. pic.twitter.com/xIhb7RWU3P— Jennifer Thang (@jenniferthang) April 29, 2015
PHOTO: LAFD and animal control officers extracting cow from overturned trailer in Sylmar http://t.co/u5lTveArpy pic.twitter.com/O7yjOVTxja— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 29, 2015
PHOTOS: Animals rescued from overturned trailer on 210 Freeway http://t.co/loWr6Vlm1f pic.twitter.com/L1zKqYj30Q— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 29, 2015
Effort to rescue pregnant cows from trailer on 210 Fwy in Sylmar continuing. Watch live: http://t.co/TfyhAMUgat pic.twitter.com/IJPDG6bRfo— KTLA (@KTLA) April 29, 2015
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