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Police want cattle kept off major roads in wake of accidents

Police were on the scene on the New England Highway.
Police were on the scene on the New England Highway. Trevor Veale

LANDHOLDERS have been advised to maintain fences in the wake of collisions between cattle and cars in the past fortnight.

Acting sergeant Matt Shield, of Allora police, said two vehicles struck cattle on the New England Highway just north of Nobby at 6pm Friday.

"A 45-year-old driver from Warwick was taken by the Queensland Ambulance Service to Warwick Hospital for observation after his vehicle was extensively damaged when it collided with a beast," he said.

The woman passenger in the car was not injured but the vehicle was extensively damaged.

The beast died as a result of the accident which was near the intersection of the highway and Kanofski Rd.

Acting Sgt Shield said the driver was doing 100kmh when the accident happened.

"Another motorist who stopped at the scene said he also clipped one of the 12 cattle on the highway but his vehicle was saved by a bullbar," Acting Sgt Shield said.

"It is important landholders maintain fences and keep livestock off roads, especially highways. You can imagine if a motorcyclist hit a cow at 100 kmh the rider would most likely be killed."

The cattle were herded into a nearby paddock on Friday night and police inquiries are continuing into the ownership of the cattle.

Sgt Shield said he also attended a collision between a vehicle and cow on the Allora Back Road at Deuchar a fortnight ago.

"There were no injuries to people but the vehicle was extensively damaged and the cow died as a result of the accident," he said.

Topics:  acting sergeant matt shield allora police cow struck on highway new england highway nobby police toowoomba crime warwick


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