Stephen Bartlett reports for Denton Publications on the story of a Cadyville man who was checking his email on his “smart” phone when he plowed his van into a herd of dairy cows.
New York State Police reported that Kyle D. Mattoon, 33, was driving his 2010 Dodge Caravan on the Star Road near the intersection of Bohon Road and reading an email on his Blackberry.
Keith Brior, a local farmer who lives at 7942 Star Road, was steering a herd of roughly 200 dairy cows across the intersection.
Five cows had to be put down, and nearly a dozen more were injured.
As a radio journalist, I would love to have a recording of the conversation between that dairy farmer and that distracted driver in the long minutes before police arrived on scene. I imagine some colorful language was used.
So here’s a question that’s perfect for In Boxers: In all honesty, how much extra-curricular activity do you take on while driving your car or truck?
I’ve been known to eat a hamburger or two while navigating back roads in the North Country. How about you? Do you stay focused? Or should the cows run for the barn when you hit the highway?