For the second time in two weeks, a cow in the road has been hit by a car in western Loudoun County.
A driver was traveling north on Evening Star Drive in Round Hill on March 22 when he struck a cow standing in the road. The driver was not injured, but the cow had to be euthanized at the scene, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The previous incident on March 13 was also in Round Hill, with the same result.
LCSO Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said that while cows and other livestock occasionally escape, they don’t usually cause crashes. The Sheriff’s Office encourages livestock owners to enroll in Project Livestock so when animals are discovered wandering around, the 911 Center can search for the owner’s address and attempt to contact them immediately.
Before last Monday’s crash, the last time a cow caused a car crash was October 12, 2016 in Lovettsville, said Troxell.
“When people think of Loudoun, they think of data centers, but there are still agricultural parts of the county where these things happen,” he said.