Pregnant cow put down after accident

Daily Echo: Library image of a cow in the New Forest Library image of a cow in the New Forest

POLICE in the New Forest are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant cow was seriously injured and had to be destroyed.

The collision, which occurred on the B3055 Beaulieu to Brockenhurst road, involved a dark-coloured Citroen Saxo driven by a man in his mid 20s.

Police say he stopped and spoke to a passing motorist and his passenger but then drove off and failed to report the accident.

The New Forest’s commoning system, which allows farmers and smallholders to let their ponies and cattle roam the area, is run by the Verderers, who have joined police in appealing for information about the incident.

The Verderers pay a £1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident.

A spokesman said: “The cow – an in-calf black Angus – had serious lacerations and a broken front leg and had to be destroyed.

The driver is described as being of medium height with short dark hair and spoke with an eastern European accent.

Two other animal accidents have occurred on Forest roads in the past few days.

A cow had to be put down after a collision on the B3056 Lyndhurst to Beaulieu road and a mare was injured at Ipers Bridge Road, Hilltop, despite wearing a reflective glow-in-the-dark collar.

The collision involving the cow happened outside Stockley Cottage last Sunday at 9.40pm.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police on 101 or the Verderers on 023 8028 2052. They can also e-mail enquiries@verderers.org.uk .

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8:37am Fri 17 Aug 12

The Wickham Man says...

So did he he take the car's number or didn't he?
So did he he take the car's number or didn't he? The Wickham Man
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9:30am Fri 17 Aug 12

Brite Spark says...

It's so sad that this should happen during Cows Week.
It's so sad that this should happen during Cows Week. Brite Spark
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10:58am Fri 17 Aug 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Many thanks for the "Library Image"
Many thanks for the "Library Image" Lone Ranger.
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11:26am Fri 17 Aug 12

Georgem says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Many thanks for the "Library Image"
"A cow, yesterday". Geniuses.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Many thanks for the "Library Image"[/p][/quote]"A cow, yesterday". Geniuses. Georgem
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12:31pm Fri 17 Aug 12

beesdee says...

Top tip for driving in the New Forest: B****Y SLOW DOWN! Often people fly past me when I'm doing 40mph across the forest, and a lot of drivers seem to think they're going to be struck by a thunderbolt if they drive on the opposite side of the road to give animals a wide berth when there's no oncoming traffic, so skim past with a yard to spare. AAAARRRGGHHHHH!
Top tip for driving in the New Forest: B****Y SLOW DOWN! Often people fly past me when I'm doing 40mph across the forest, and a lot of drivers seem to think they're going to be struck by a thunderbolt if they drive on the opposite side of the road to give animals a wide berth when there's no oncoming traffic, so skim past with a yard to spare. AAAARRRGGHHHHH! beesdee
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1:38pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Cyber__Fug says...

When I saw the headline I thought it was about one the Millbrook girls :oD
When I saw the headline I thought it was about one the Millbrook girls :oD Cyber__Fug
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2:29pm Fri 17 Aug 12

bazzeroz says...

It obviously didn't 'mooooove' over.
It obviously didn't 'mooooove' over. bazzeroz
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5:45pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Huffter says...

I know a few pregnant cows who should be put down after an accident...
I know a few pregnant cows who should be put down after an accident... Huffter
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8:59pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Hali meat then .
Hali meat then . Fatty x Ford Worker
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10:09pm Fri 17 Aug 12

andysaints007 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Many thanks for the "Library Image"
Many thanks for your predictable boring whinge
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Many thanks for the "Library Image"[/p][/quote]Many thanks for your predictable boring whinge andysaints007
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11:55am Sun 19 Aug 12

Lone Ranger. says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Many thanks for the "Library Image"
Many thanks for your predictable boring whinge
Many thanks for being a big enough Kn** to read it.
.
Oh you forgot to sign your post !!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Many thanks for the "Library Image"[/p][/quote]Many thanks for your predictable boring whinge[/p][/quote]Many thanks for being a big enough Kn** to read it. . Oh you forgot to sign your post !! Lone Ranger.
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