Rampaging cow rams motorcyclist off his bike in Brazil

Moo-ve out of my way! Rampaging cow rams motorcyclist off his bike after escaping from an overturned truck in Brazil

  • The incident was filmed in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on October 25
  • The runaway cow has fled from a truck which had overturned on a tight bend
  • Footage shows the animal running from a plot of land and into a motorcyclist 
  • Local media reported that the motorcyclist escaped without serious injury 

Footage captured the moment a rampaging cow rammed a motorcyclist off his bike moments after escaping from an overturned vehicle.

The incident was filmed on Sete de Setembro Street in the neighbourhood of Presidente Medici, Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on October 27.

Local resident Fatima Mayer said the animal was being transported on a truck with other cows when the vehicle overturned on a tight bend.

A cow ran into an oncoming motorcyclist on Sete de Setembro Street in the neighbourhood of Presidente Medici, Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on October 27

The runaway cow fled into a vacant plot of land in front of Mayer’s house where workers arrived to try to capture it.  

Footage filmed at the scene by a person sat in the driver’s seat of a parked car shows the moment the cow runs from the plot and crashes into the oncoming motorcyclist.

At the start of the short clip, a man can be seen looking into the plot of land before moving out of the way, and moments later, a large cow appears and runs in front of the car and onto the street.

At that moment, a man on a motorcycle rides past the parked car and collides with the cow which appears to ram its head and body towards the vehicle.

The short clip ends with the motorcyclist appearing to get back onto his feet while the cow continues on its way, seemingly unhurt. 

Eyewitness Mayer said workers managed to round up the other cows from the overturned vehicle, but one escaped and ended up ramming the biker on the city street.

The footage shows the runaway cow escaping from a plot of land after running from an overturned truck that was transporting the animals

The cow appears to duck its head and ram its body towards the motorcyclist as the two converge in the middle of the road

Mayer added that onlookers helped the motorcyclist at the scene, but he did not require medical treatment.

She said: ‘My neighbour yelled “look at the cow!”, but I was not near the window at the time of the accident. I saw people helping the young man on the bike.

‘The cow was confused, running around like crazy.’

The police later confirmed that the truck accident took place and that officers helped to round up the other animals.  

Eyewitness Ailton Barbosa said: ‘It was a hell of a scare.

‘I was waiting for my friend who lives in the building across the street to go for a walk when it all happened, and I filmed it.’

The motorcyclist was not seriously injured in the incident, reports news site G1.  

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