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Cow wrecks car after collision on country lane

The wrecked car following the impact of the crash with a cow. Photo by @DurhamRPU.
The wrecked car following the impact of the crash with a cow. Photo by @DurhamRPU.

This is the aftermath of a cow-llision when a car collided with livestock which had got loose from its field.

Durham Constabulary has warned motorists to take care after the car was wrecked in the smash involving a cow.

Officers from the force's road policing unit posted pictures on social media of a battered white Peugeot near Sedgefield but confirmed that no-one in the car was hurt.

A special constable working with the team said he followed the "culprit" animal for a mile before farmers helped him get it back into a field.

@DurhamRPU said on Twitter: "This is the terrifying result of a motorist hitting a cow on the Sedgefield back road at Great Stainton.

"Fortunately no-one was injured.

The cow, which escaped injury in the incident. Photo by @durham3586.

The cow, which escaped injury in the incident. Photo by @durham3586.

"Always wonder what's around the bend and can you stop in distance you can see."

The officer replied: "Even the cow somehow only got minor injuries, and was still able to run from me for a good mile until it was put in a field with the help of some farmers!"