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Wandering stock on roads and highways can have a devastating impact.
Katrina Thomas

Wandering stock on roads and highways can have a devastating impact.

David Harrington was driving and hit a cow which changed his life forever

Two years ago in August, David Harrington had a crash that changed his life forever. David was driving to work on the outskirts of Invercargill on SH1. It was dark, wet and visibility was low. He was travelling under the speed limit to compensate for the poor weather conditions. Nearby a cattle beast was desperately trying to find her new calf. Tragically, David’s vehicle and the cow collided in the middle of SH1. David received horrendous injuries from the crash to his face, jaw and head. In his words, he was very lucky to survive.

On the second anniversary of his crash, Highways South has spoken with David Harrington, the Southern NZ District Police, Southland Fire and Emergency NZ and Southland Federated Farmers to understand the impact that wandering stock can have, and to learn what we can do to help prevent future crashes.

Watch David's story and learn what we can all do to help prevent future crashes. Click here to watch the video

If you see livestock on the road CALL 111!

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