Man Killed After Hitting Cow In Mayes...

Man Killed After Hitting Cow In Mayes County

There are 36 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Oct 21, 2010, titled Man Killed After Hitting Cow In Mayes County. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

MAYES COUNTY, Oklahoma A Chelsea man died Wednesday night after hitting a cow on a road in Mayes County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol .

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News on 6 Tulsa.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Fed_Up

Monett, MO

#1 Oct 21, 2010
Da-mn!!
einzig

Tulsa, OK

#2 Oct 21, 2010
Mending that fence would've been cheaper than the law suit that's sure to be filed.
Ambrosia918

Tulsa, OK

#3 Oct 21, 2010
When my Uncle God rest his soul (RIP) was a teen he had one of the cool like 78-79 firebirds and hit a horse on Frankhoma Rd, and it crushed his whole front of the car in but he luckily survived it, that stuff is no joke and I wonder if the owner of the cow would be @ fault for not having it secured, either way a tragic ending to a young life!
my2cents

Collinsville, OK

#4 Oct 21, 2010
Sadly Oklahoma's law protects the farmer and not Drivers, Cows get out all the times, sometimes its a one time occurrence, but often it is the same cow owners who continually have this problem because they refuse to repair their fence, under current Oklahoma law, if you can not prove that particular cow has gotten out before the farmer/rancher has no responsibility, and law enforcement have almost no enforcement power to force a owner to keep fences in good order. If you ever look at a cow from Oklahoma you will notice they are not branded, this is so you can't prove who the cow belongs to, This needs to change
My Opinion

Owasso, OK

#6 Oct 21, 2010
My prayers to the family and friends of this young man. May God bring comfort.
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#8 Oct 21, 2010
I hope all that beef doesn't go to waste...
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Oct 21, 2010
my2cents wrote:
Sadly Oklahoma's law protects the farmer and not Drivers, Cows get out all the times, sometimes its a one time occurrence, but often it is the same cow owners who continually have this problem because they refuse to repair their fence, under current Oklahoma law, if you can not prove that particular cow has gotten out before the farmer/rancher has no responsibility, and law enforcement have almost no enforcement power to force a owner to keep fences in good order. If you ever look at a cow from Oklahoma you will notice they are not branded, this is so you can't prove who the cow belongs to, This needs to change

You are an idiot. Branding is rarely if ever done anywhere nowadays. You should have spent those 2 cents on a couple of functioning neurons.
GG GIRL

Carrollton, TX

#11 Oct 21, 2010
We have land that adjoins the land where the cow got out. I do know that the man was moving his cows that day and he couldn't get this one caught. Later that afternoon the cow broke through the fence and went into someone's garage. They were able to get the cow back in and repair the fence. Apparently the cow got out again sometime in the night. This is such a tragedy for the family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I have feelings for both sides but, at the end of the day I do feel it is the resposibility of the land owner. It is not intentional but, it is still the land owners resposibility to keep his fence up. I also know that Oklahoma law is a free range state which does not require livestock to be fenced. I do not understand this. I think that if someone has cattle on a pasture that is not fenced then they would not be resposible for an accident. However, if there are cattle on a pasture that is fenced then it is the intention of the land owner to keep his cattle on his property and if they are outside of the fence then it is negligence. Just my opinion. Again, my prayers for the family.
ronnie kay

United States

#13 Oct 21, 2010
this happens all the time and i hope that his wife to be and his dad does becouse now i am one less grandson he left a wonderful baby and wife to be his daughter will be one next month.
this is sad that i lost my grandson to the same thing that my dad had lost his life at
Medic

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Oct 21, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
I hope all that beef doesn't go to waste...
You are the idiot Karl! Have you no sympathy for the loss of this life. Very possibly the farmer knew this young man being that this is a small community. Everyone needs to stop judging and just pray for all involved.

And Karl, I realize that this is an open forum, but please keep your shallow and childish comments to yourself. I think that I can speak for most when I say that nobody wants to read your idiotic thoughts regarding this cow when a young man's life was just lost. If this had been a close friend or relative of yours you would be horrified to see a comment like the one you made. GROW UP!
ronnie kay

United States

#15 Oct 21, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
I hope all that beef doesn't go to waste...
i hope that it does becouse my grandson lost his life
Slim

Ashburn, VA

#16 Oct 21, 2010
Are they sure it was a cow and not the average overweight Okie?
ronnie kay

United States

#17 Oct 21, 2010
my2cents wrote:
Sadly Oklahoma's law protects the farmer and not Drivers, Cows get out all the times, sometimes its a one time occurrence, but often it is the same cow owners who continually have this problem because they refuse to repair their fence, under current Oklahoma law, if you can not prove that particular cow has gotten out before the farmer/rancher has no responsibility, and law enforcement have almost no enforcement power to force a owner to keep fences in good order. If you ever look at a cow from Oklahoma you will notice they are not branded, this is so you can't prove who the cow belongs to, This needs to change
that is very true becouse they can lose alot. i bet this farmer or rancher sell everything or try,s to but it wont work. it will catch up with him
ezdoc

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Oct 21, 2010
I thought free range had been over for decades. Also, anytime state law won't protect people, look to
federal law. Most likely, though, it was just bad luck. We call them accidents because that's what they are.
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Oct 21, 2010
Medic wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the idiot Karl! Have you no sympathy for the loss of this life. Very possibly the farmer knew this young man being that this is a small community. Everyone needs to stop judging and just pray for all involved.
And Karl, I realize that this is an open forum, but please keep your shallow and childish comments to yourself. I think that I can speak for most when I say that nobody wants to read your idiotic thoughts regarding this cow when a young man's life was just lost. If this had been a close friend or relative of yours you would be horrified to see a comment like the one you made. GROW UP!

Screw you. You'd probably rather have it thrown out than feed some hungry people. You probably call yourself a Christian...you are no such thing, you're an ignorant moron.
wow

United States

#21 Oct 21, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
<quoted text>
Screw you. You'd probably rather have it thrown out than feed some hungry people. You probably call yourself a Christian...you are no such thing, you're an ignorant moron.
I hope you don't refer to yourself as a christian! You must live a sad excuse for a life. Compassion...do you have any? Sometimes I think your comments are funny (rarely) but most often I think you are truly disturbed. A young man lost his life, NO ONE wants to eat that fricken cow!!!
unmotivated31

Collierville, TN

#22 Oct 21, 2010
GG GIRL wrote:
We have land that adjoins the land where the cow got out. I do know that the man was moving his cows that day and he couldn't get this one caught. Later that afternoon the cow broke through the fence and went into someone's garage. They were able to get the cow back in and repair the fence. Apparently the cow got out again sometime in the night. This is such a tragedy for the family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I have feelings for both sides but, at the end of the day I do feel it is the resposibility of the land owner. It is not intentional but, it is still the land owners resposibility to keep his fence up. I also know that Oklahoma law is a free range state which does not require livestock to be fenced. I do not understand this. I think that if someone has cattle on a pasture that is not fenced then they would not be resposible for an accident. However, if there are cattle on a pasture that is fenced then it is the intention of the land owner to keep his cattle on his property and if they are outside of the fence then it is negligence. Just my opinion. Again, my prayers for the family.
I don't see it as being negligence, I see it as being a farmer in a world that is being overpopulated, and a very unfortunate accident.......
Medic

Broken Arrow, OK

#23 Oct 21, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
<quoted text>
Screw you. You'd probably rather have it thrown out than feed some hungry people. You probably call yourself a Christian...you are no such thing, you're an ignorant moron.
Obviously you are the ignorant one. The fact is that in accidents like this when an animal (even very large ones) are hit by vehicles the meat is almost always completely destroyed and unedible because of the trauma.

Why are you getting so defensive? It makes me sad for you that when you read a story like this, the first thing you think is something like that! And WOW!!! You're gonna jump to attacking the possibility that I am a Christian!? Real mature!
Witness to this terrible

AOL

#24 Oct 22, 2010
I was a witness to this accident as it happened and I can assure you all that the owner of this cow was sickened when he arrived at the scene. As for the young man, he was not alone when he died. My sister went down in the field where his car can to a stop and she kept talking to him until emergancy help could arrive. He passed just seconds after their arrival. Please stop this bickering back and forth! It's senseless and as being the person who seen it happened and could do nothing to save this poor mans life it is extremely hard on my sister and myself not to mention what you are doing to the family whom is obviously reading this. My prayers goes out to all of his family, friends, owner of the cow, and the Deputy that had gotten injured getting down to the scene and the medic that also got injured.
Stranger

Tulsa, OK

#25 Oct 22, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with this family. what a tragic "freak" accident. Dont take life for granted cause you never know when loved ones will be taken away.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chelsea Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Chelsea seeking to fill job of chief (Oct '08) Jan 9 Friendne 42
Concerned Parent Jan 3 Worried Mom 1
News Chelsea Police Chief Arrested On Drug Complaints (Aug '10) Oct '16 Alvin Boss 307
theda muller (Nov '15) Sep '16 tired 8
Sushnik twins Sep '16 nhs00 1
betty davis Aug '16 friend 1
Dan Johnson is a douche (Aug '15) Jun '16 Biscuits and gravy 2

Chelsea Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chelsea Mortgages