Updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010, 12:21 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010, 4:28 AM EDT
ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Police had a difficult time trying to corral about a dozen cattle on a highway after the animals escaped a wrecked semi-truck trailer. Not all of the cows have been rounded up, so police say drivers in the area should use caution.
It was about 4 a.m. Wednesday when the truck, for unknown reasons at this time, went off the road and overturned in the southbound lanes of U.S. 131 near 14 Mile Road in northern Kent County. Twelve of the 26 cattle in the hauler escaped. Michigan State Police and members of the Kent County Sheriff's Department responded but were not able to locate five of the animals.
The driver of the rig was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
In a separate crash a short distance away, a vehicle occupied by a woman and her two kids hit one of those runaway cows. The woman told police she was on her way to her babysitter's house when a cow came out of nowhere, colliding with her car near 13 Mile Road and U.S. 131. She and her kids, ages 9 and 10, were not hurt.
If you see one of the unaccounted-for cows, you can call True Grit Transportation at (989) 205-2918.