Semi Full of Bulls Crashes on Fla. Highway; 3 Flee 1/6/13
January 6, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A semi trailer hauling 32 bulls slammed into a tree
on I-75, snarling traffic on the highway and forcing Florida Highway Patrol
officials to chase down and shoot one of three animals that escaped.
A veterinarian sedated another of the animals with a dart. The first was
shot for being overly aggressive after Saturday's crash.
The Gainesville Sun (http://tinyurl.com/byu867k) reported Sunday that a crew
of cowboys, veterinarians and state troopers set up chutes with portable metal
fences to offload the bulls from the semi into trailers that would transport
them to South Florida.
Bryan Martin said he and driver Travis Carr were hauling the bulls from
Texas to Indiantown.
Carr was hospitalized with serious injuries. His condition was unknown
An entrance to the highway was blocked for several hours.