May 18, 2007 - 11:54AM
A man was killed after his car collided with a large cow, sending the creature flying into the air before it landed on the car rooftop and crushed the driver.
Police said the 26-year-old Broome man was driving along the Exmouth-Minilya Road near Carnarvon, in Western Australia, on Wednesday night when his Ford utility smashed into the cow, which was standing in the middle of the road.
"It is believed that the cow had been thrown onto the roof of the car and dented it on the driver's side, crushing the car on impact," WA Police said in a press release.
"The car continued to travel down the road, where it appears the animal has fallen off around 50 metres past the point of impact."
The car veered on and off the road several times before coming to a halt in bushland, police said.
It was not until 9.30am the next morning that a passer-by came across the accident.
The driver's death brought the state's road toll to 98.
Article taken from Fairfax Digital