From KING 5, Seattle
MANSON, Wash. – A Michigan couple is lucky to be alive after their minivan was hit by a falling cow on Sunday.
According to a report in the Wenatchee World newspaper, Charles Everson, Jr. and his wife Linda were driving on Highway 150 about one mile east of Manson in Chelan County when a cow fell about 200 feet off a cliff and landed on the hood of their minivan.
“It was ‘bam’- you just saw something come down and hit the hood,” Everson told the newspaper from a hotel room in Manson.
Everson, 49, and his wife were visiting the area from Westland, Michigan, near Detroit, and were headed back to their hotel after attending a church service.
The newspaper cites Everson saying he didn’t see the animal until it hit and didn’t realize what happened until after the impact.
“I’m like, ‘I don’t believe this, I don’t believe this, I don’t believe this,'” Everson told the newspaper.
“It’s funny because it was such a close call,” Arnold Baker, Chelan County Fire District 5 Chief told the World. “Inches different and the couple in this car would have been killed.”
Charles and Linda Everson of Westland were driving in the scenic foothills of Washington state when they slowed for a fallen rock.
The boulder, however, was nothing compared to what would drop next.
Namely, a 600-pound baby cow.