For Christ’s sake, people! Can we not get it through our heads that texting and moving is a bad idea already?
The accident happened about 5 p.m. Monday — when there still was plenty of light.
Witnesses at the Hosking farm claimed the driver was texting. Mount Hope police Chief Paul Rickard said the driver, Daisy Cowit, 21, of Wawayanda, denied that but said she was looking down to check an incoming call, but in any event “it wasn’t like a quick glance down.”
Or as Hosking put it, “If you don’t see 50 cows in the road, you’re doing something (you shouldn’t be doing).”
Cowit struck a total of six or seven cows, three of whom were seriously hurt. She also nearly hit one of Hosking’s farm hands, who desperately tried to signal her to stop. One witness told police the impact knocked one of the cows five feet into the air.
And yet another idiot has walked off a pier and straight into a lake because Facebook just couldn’t wait.
Senior Constable Dean Kelly of the water police said officers found her floating metres from the pier.
“She was still out in the water laying on her back in a floating position because she told us later that she couldn’t swim,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted him as saying.
“She still had her mobile phone in her hand and initially she apologised… she said ‘I was checking my Facebook page on the phone and I’ve fallen in’.”