VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

The bovine tumbled out of the back of a trailer while travelling westbound on the highway

Highway drivers had a bit of a surprise this morning, when a cow tumbled out of a livestock trailer on Highway 1 in Chilliwack and spent some time on the highway-side pastures.

Harrison resident John Allen was following the truck and trailer around 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 29), and was driving between the Yale and Lickman Road exits when he noticed the trailer’s sliding doors were ajar.

“A snout appears first and then a cow’s face, pushing the sliding door open,” Allen said in a Facebook post. “I pull into the fast lane (luckily empty), accelerate and honk the driver, making chopping hand signals to indicate a problem with his sliding doors.”

The driver pulled over to the shoulder, Allen said, and a cow tumbled out of the back doors.

“I called 911 and had some trouble convincing the dispatcher I was serious,” Allen said in his post.

According to a tweet from AM730, people were out on the side of the highway trying to chase the errant bovine down.

According to Allen’s account, although he was driving away before the cow was caught, the escapee seems to be all right.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Abbotsford Panthers, WA Fraser Falcons girls basketball teams playing for title tomorrow

Abbotsford senior girls, Fraser Grade 8 girls playing for a banner on Saturday afternoon

Cities shouldn’t be on hook for highway interchanges they don’t own, Abbotsford mayor says

‘We’re supposed to pay for infrastructure that we don’t own,’ Abbotsford mayor says

UFV Cascades parting ways with men’s basketball head coach Adam Friesen

Friesen had been with the team for eight seasons, reasoning behind move unclear

Unnamed UFV professor found to have engaged in academic misconduct

University won’t release name of faculty member found to have breached academic policy

Yale Lions, Abbotsford Panthers competing in provincial semifinals tonight

Senior basketball teams can advance to provincial final with wins tonight in Langley

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Dragon boating changes lives for Spirit Abreast paddlers

The Cultus Lake based team is looking to fill a boat with breast cancer survivors and supporters.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Most Read