Police: Pa. woman hurt in wayward cow attack

LANCASTER, Pa. - November 24, 2010

Police say a central Pennsylvania woman had to be taken to a hospital after she was knocked down by a cow she tried to shoo off the road.

Southern Regional Police say the woman encountered a cow standing in the road Tuesday night in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County. Fearing the cow would be struck by another motorist, Officer Dianne Carter says the woman stopped her car and tried to herd the cow off the road.

But Carter tells the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era the cow turned on the good Samaritan, head-butting her in the abdomen and knocking her down a hill.

The woman was transported to a hospital with head, neck and arm pain but Carter said she was expected to be fine.

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