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Man killed after being run over by cow on busy road

By Mason White 3:32 PM November 27, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
Police are looking to capture a cow after killing an elderly man on a busy road, police in Australia said.

Victoria Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, following the death of the man run down by the runaway cow on Vines Road in Geelong.

The cow had escaped from a saleyard on Weddell Road, before causing several traffic incidents along nearby streets. The 72-year-old man of Highton, attempted to catch the cow before he was knocked to the ground and lost consciousness.

He was transported to a hospital at the time, but died later as a result of his injuries. Two passengers on a bus that was forced to brake suddenly due to the cow, were also treated for minor injuries.

Investigators would like to speak to a female nurse that assisted the man at the scene and to a young girl who was also trying to help catch the cow at the time of the incident.