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Today is a very tough day for one woman after she was brutally attacked by a herd of cattle and her dog killed in a bizarre incident witnessed by a passerby.
According to Derbyshire Police in the UK, a woman was hospitalized after being trampled by cattle outside the village of Sheldon. According to a witness, the cows had trampled her as she was walking her dog and they contacted emergency services.
It all went down around 4 p.m. local time when the witness spotted the incident in a field and called for help.
“We were called at 3.45pm yesterday on Tuesday, September 10 after a passerby saw a woman and her dog being attacked by cows in a field near the village of Sheldon,” a spokesman for Derbyshire Police said.
The woman, who was airlifted out of the field is still in critical condition at a nearby hospital.
The incident occurred near the Magpie Mine Heritage Site as seen in the photo above and below – more clearly.
“Officers attended, as did an air ambulance, and the woman was taken to hospital in Sheffield, where she remains in a critical condition.
“Her dog had been killed by the cows,” the police force continued.
The local village sent their well-wishes and condolences to the woman via a statement on Twitter, writing: “Our thoughts are with the family of the lady who was very badly injured by Cows in the fields to the rear of our village today. Excellent work by the @DerbysPolice in rescuing her and taking her to hospital on @Helimed54.”
The police also issued a warning to the public: “Please take care when walking among cattle.”
Cows can be very dangerous just simply because of their size and they kill nearly 20 people per year – just in the United States.