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Wandering calf killed by car on bypass road

Wandering calf killed by car on bypass road

PHUKET: A young calf was killed on the bypass road last night (Apr 4) after it was startled and ran in front of a man driving home with his two children asleep in the car.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 04:11PM


Phuket City Police and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers were called to the scene, near the IKEA store in Moo 5 Rassada, at 10pm.

The officers arrived to find a white sedan with heavy damage to its front, and the male calf dead by the side of the road.

The driver, named by police only as “Mr Jump”, said that he was driving home with his two children asleep in the car when he saw a mother and calf walking by the side of the road.

As he neared them, the calf appeared to have been startled and ran out in front of his car.

Mr Jump said he had no time to avoid hitting the calf, which he said died instantly.

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His two children were shocked by the experience, but otherwise unharmed, he said.

Mr Jump said that he looked around and saw many other cows in the field beside the road, but he could not find anyone who might have been tasked with looking after them.

He believed the mother and calf had just wandered away from the herd.

Police said they will investigate who the calf belongs to so Mr Jump may proceed to claim compensation for the damage done to his car.

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Capricornball | 06 April 2022 - 12:07:57

@ BigA...looks like you answered your own question.

JohnC | 06 April 2022 - 09:29:06

Lucky this is not India. The cow would have right of way and the driver would be charged for killing it and have to pay compensation to the calf owner for killing a sacred animal. Crazy world!

BigaAResort | 06 April 2022 - 09:04:05

Who pay for the damage on the car ? I had a similar accident some 15 years ago and had to pay my selves. Insurance said no and there was no owner of the animal. 
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