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Car collides with bull, woman hospitalized

An early morning accident sent Ennis resident Kerri Bigham to the hospital and left a dead bull in the roadway along Creechville Road.

Witnesses report that at approximately 4:15 a.m. they came upon the accident.
“We saw a black cow lying in the middle of the road and we used our vehicles to block it so no one else would hit it,” said Bill Taylor. Taylor, who is an operator technician at the Ennis Tractebel facility was on his way to work when he discovered the accident. “Don Pechal of the Telico Volunteer Fire Department and other first responders worked and we got the doors open to the vehicle and they got her neck supported and we got her on a backboard and out of the car. The DPS officer blocked the west end of the road along with the Ennis Fire Department. Don (Pechal) directed the helicopter in to land on the roadway and they flew her to the hospital.”
Pechal reported that Bigham, 48, was on her way to work when she crashed into what he said was a 1,500-2,000 pound bull in the middle of Creechville Road.
“She called 911 on her cell phone,” Pechal said.
“There is no way she could have seen that animal,” Taylor said. “It was dark outside and (the animal) was black and just blended in with the roadway. Her son and daughter got there just as they were taking her to the hospital.”
Pechal said Bigham was flown to Baylor Hospital. The hospital will not release any information regarding Bigham’s condition and calls to the family were not returned by press time.
“I have to commend the EMT guys,” Taylor said. “They did a great job and so did Don and all the Telico volunteers. With the exception of one guy who was in a hurry and said he just had to get to work as he drove right around the road block, there were some really good people who stopped to help. The helicopter, which I think is the new Air Evac helicopter, was there really fast. Everyone did a great job.”

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