KENNEDY – A farm truck hauling cattle to slaughter rolled over and struck a guard rail while turning at the intersection of Waterboro Hill Road and Route 394 early Friday morning.
Kennedy Fire Department Chief Keith Bean told WNYNewsNow all 35 heads of cattle were safely removed from the trailer and that driver of the truck did not sustain injury in the crash.
Bean said the intersection is known for crashes like this. In this case, the guard rail prevented the big rig from rolling off the road.
“It is a tricky spot,” said Chief Bean. “If you are coming in from the dip on Waterboro, there are numerous signs before that so it’s not like they don’t label it.”
The chief said most crashes that occur in the area have other factors aside from road topography.
The cow’s owner thanked several local farmers who came to their aid in transporting the herd to a safe location.
The owner said once a new trailer is obtained, the herd will eventually continue on their final journey to slaughter.