ELIMSPORT – A man, believed to be in his 70s, was recovering from injuries he suffered Monday afternoon, May 11 when a dairy cow-weighing at least 1,000 pounds-suddenly attacked him and momentarily pinned him against a wall in a barn at an Amish farm along Route 44, according to Elimsport Fire Chief Brett Ulrich.
The victim and his granddaughter were delivering a dairy cow to a farmer, Ulrich said. “For some unknown reason, the cow turned on him,” Ulrich said.
Firefighters from Elimsport and Clinton Township were dispatched to the farm about 12:30 p.m.
“The initial dispatch was for an individual suffering breathing difficulty. While en route, we were informed by the dispatcher that the patient was struck by a cow,” said Clinton Township Fire Chief Todd Winder, who responded to the scene in a township ambulance.
The victim was conscious and alert when emergency responders reached the scene.
“He was laying on the barn floor, and the cow had been placed in a pen,” Ulrich said.
The farmer and members of his family immediately came to the victim’s aid moments after the
attack. The victim was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
“This is certainly not our first call involving a cow attacking
someone. It’s par for the course. Working with farm animals is not without its risks,” Winder said.
In other news, the following complaints were handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center:
FRIDAY, MAY 8
2:49 p.m., criminal mischief, 100 block of Boak Avenue, Wolf Township.
4:52 p.m., shoplifter, 100 block of South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy Township.
4:53 p.m., shoplifter, 100 block of South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy Township.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
8:06 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 100 block of North Fourth Street, Hughesville
8:46 p.m., shots fired, 30 block of Green Street, Muncy Borough.
MONDAY, MAY 11
2:18 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 3300 block of Route 220, Wolf Township.
8:12 p.m., disturbance, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy Borough.
TUESDAY, MAY 12
12:53 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy Creek Township.
5:47 p.m., theft, 30 block of Green Street, Muncy.
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