Driver strikes, kills cow in Southwest Miami-Dade

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a cow near Kendall.

The accident happened overnight, along Krome Avenue and Southwest 154th Street.

The driver, Javier Vasquez, said he was driving home from his girlfriend’s house at the time of the crash.

“I was just driving, heading home,” he said, “and out of nowhere I just saw the cow, and I couldn’t even stop in time, and I hit him, and I was just in shock.”

According to officials, the cow died on the scene, while the driver had only a scratch on his head.

However, Vasquez’s pickup truck was left mangled.

“I hit the cow, and that’s it. All I saw was the hood and windshield break, and that’s it,” Vasquez said.

Vasquez said he believes his seatbelt helped save him from receiving further injuries.

It is unclear where the cow came from.

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