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.”

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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.

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