Trailer-truck hauling cattle overturns on Highway 36, two motorist strike cattle, one life-flighted

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A tractor-trailer truck hauling cattle overturned off Highway 36 near Osborn early today.

The highway patrol reports several cattle from the truck got onto highway 36 resulting in two other injury accidents.

At approximately 4 o’clock Friday morning, the westbound truck hauling the cattle went off the left side of the road, hit a ditch, overturned, and came to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Damage to the truck was listed as moderate.

The driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Gary Bowling of London, Kentucky, was transported to Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph with minor injuries, he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Approximately twenty minutes after the accident, an eastbound delivery box truck hit a cow in the driving lane of eastbound Highway 36, extensively damaging the delivery truck.

The driver, 68-year-old Bonnie Bridgeman of Winston, was flown by medical helicopter to University of Kansas Medical Center with serious injuries.

An estimated seven minutes later, around 4:27 this morning, an eastbound car hit a cow on Highway 36 in that same area.

The driver, 43-year-old Jesse Crockett of Cameron, refused medical treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

The patrol report noted Crockett served the eastbound car to avoid a cow, but the front driver’s side of the vehicle hit the cow, resulting in minor damage to the vehicle.