A big rig flipped onto its side Friday morning in Palmdale — killing, injuring and setting loose some of the more than 150 cows it was hauling.The crash happened at about 11:15 a.m. at a roundabout at East Palmdale Boulevard and 47th Street, according to a sheriff’s deputy.
Deputies, firefighters and animal control officers worked to corral the surviving bovines and even a few local ranchers pitched in to help rustle up the cows, the deputy said.
The big rig driver was uninjured, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector who said crews were working into the afternoon to find a place to temporarily relocate the cattle.
Animal rights activists who went to the scene expressed dismay to an ABC7 reporter over the dead and injured livestock.
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— City News Service
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