A herd of cows was turned loose following a collision on Highway 401 in Mississauga early Saturday morning.
The cows found themselves on the highway following a collision that involved a cattle carrier, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) tweeted.
The collision forced the closure of the highway’s westbound lanes at Hurontario Street.
The incident also had social media lighting up with imagery of cows on the road.
Global News spoke to a witness at the scene who said he was driving behind the truck at the time of the crash.
“I was going to get off here at Hurontario and I just saw him and I thought, ‘Why is he going straight? There’s a centre barrier there.’ And then he just plowed into it. There was a big puff of smoke,” Carlos Ferreria said.
“Then all the cows started running out and running along the 401 … It was an experience. I’ve never seen anything like that.”
The cows have since been rounded up and the highway is no longer closed.
Peel Paramedics said a person at the scene, presumably the driver, was injured and transported to a local hospital in stable condition.