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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Humber | Jumping cow crash farmers cleared:

Last Updated: Thursday, 6 March 2008, 12:04 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version Jumping cow crash farmers cleared Two farming brothers have been cleared of blame over a fatal road accident caused by a cow which became a “wild animal” when separated from its calf. The cow jumped a six-bar gate and died when it was hit by a car as it stood in the road in Driffield, East Yorkshire. Derek Shaw, a passenger in the car, was killed and his partner, Helen McKenny, who was driving, was injured. The Court of Appeal ruled that the farmers could not have known about the cow’s “exceptional jumping ability”. The cow, which also jumped a 12ft cattle grid, died in the accident in April 2002.

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