CASSELTON – A Cass County deputy responding to a motorist that had crashed into a cow off Interstate 94 Monday morning had to go to the hospital himself after the injured cow charged him at the scene.
Cass County Sgt. Dean Haaland said the deputy was responding to the crash at about 3 a.m. at mile marker 332 west of Casselton when the cow, injured in the crash, charged him.
The deputy was knocked to the ground and suffered some bruising, Haaland said. When he got up, the cow charged again, and the deputy fired upon the animal to keep from being hit again, killing the cow.
Haaland said the deputy was checked out at an area hospital and is doing OK.
Cass County deputies are now investigating the area to find out who’s responsible for the cow.
So far, none of the farmers recognize the cow, he said.
At this point, they think it’s possible the animal fell off a truck that was transporting it through the area.