Cow puts grandad into intensive care after trampling him on footpath
Date of alert:
Friday, 17 March 2023
Devon & Cornwall Police
A grandfather was put in intensive care after being thrown 8ft into the air and trampled on by an "aggressive" cow he was trying to escape. He spent a week in intensive care after his attempt to flee left him with six broken ribs and lung and spleen damage.
Steve Adams, 63, fell victim to the animal while using a legal right of way. At the time of the attack, he was on holiday in Devon with his wife Jane.
The father-of-three said he was now terrified of walking into fields with cows. The farmer responsible for the herd was prosecuted for allowing cows with calves in a field with public access. A court was told the animals could become aggressive if they perceived a threat to their young.