LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant cow that was hoisted out of an overturned trailer on a Los Angeles freeway has died and the truck driver has been seriously injured.
The 30-foot trailer overturned around 11 a.m. Wednesday on westbound Interstate 210 near Sylmar. The pickup hauling it wound up on a freeway embankment.
In an hours-long effort, firefighters rescued three sheep and a dog and used a hydraulic boom to hoist two pregnant cows from the trailer.
However, Jay Weiner of the animal rescue service Gentle Barn Foundation tells KABC-TV (http://bit.ly/1EEl4Bl) that one cow had a badly broken leg and had to be euthanized.
The 72-year-old driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
The crash is under investigation, but authorities say the truck had a flat tire.