Man hurt, cow dies following Union Township car crash
A Union Township man was injured when he crashed his car while trying to avoid a cow in the middle of Finleyville-Elrama Road.
Edward R. Walsh, 58, of 81 McChain Road, sustained a minor injury to his left arm following the collision on Thursday, Southwest Regional police reported.
Walsh was operating his 1988 Buick LeSabre on Finleyville-Elrama Road and made the bend in the 4200 block when he came upon several cows standing in the roadway. He was unable to stop in time to avoid striking one of the cows.
The cow was severely injured and had to be euthanized and dragged off the road by its owner, George Powell, police said.
Powell, of 4297 Finleyville-Elrama Road, told police the cows escaped a fenced in area and wandered onto the roadway.
The roadway was shut down in both directions for about a half hour, police said.
“We've had situations with animals on the roadway like horses and cows, but I've never seen an accident like this before,” said Southwest Regional police Chief John Hartman.
“It was fortunate for us that the owner was right there and took the measures to take the animal off the roadway.”
Walsh's vehicle sustained major front-end damage.
Southwest Regional police were assisted by members of the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department and the Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Deteriorating Monessen building under renewed scrutiny
- Local homes tour will benefit Belle Vernon Area’s anti-drug program
- Recalling ‘White Friday’ storm that paralyzed Mid-Mon Valley in 1950
- Holiday movie gives Cal U students get 2 seconds of fame
- Mon Valley Leathernecks tackle Toys for Tots drive
- Reader dashes to inquiry about Charleroi Area High School track stars
- For some, pathway to Thanksgiving often bumpy
- Ex-basketball assistant sues California (Pa.)
- Small Business Saturday events grow
- Stockdale center brought pride and joy to community
- Crash claims life of Cal U student