Runaway Woodley cow causes traffic chaos as police close the A329 to round it
A runaway cow caused traffic chaos as she was chased through Woodley by a farmer and police.
Eyewitnesses reported the eerie sight along Victor Way and Hurricane Way at around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 13.
The farm animal – described as “angry” by onlookers – then made its way a further two miles to the A329 at Winnersh towards the M4.
Police closed the road in an attempt to round it off.
Officers were also seen dealing with a woman outside Tesco Express on Hurricane Way who was allegedly run over by the cow.
Paul Breeds, who lives on Victor Way, said: “My wife saw him running down the road. I went to Tesco Express and that’s where I took the picture.
“Right after taking the picture she ran towards me and I had to dodge the path. She missed me by about 18 inches, but even from there you could feel the power of it. a car.
“Most of the police officers I saw were PCSOs and they did a great job warning people to stay away.
“I think the police were doing a decent job trying to make things happen.”
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The Inrix traffic monitoring service said the westbound A329 was closed “due to animals on the road”.
The road was closed from the M4 to J10 for Wokingham to the A3290 Winnersh Triangle from 10:25 p.m.
There have been unconfirmed reports from residents that the cow was later captured near the George pub on Loddon Bridge Road.