Gardai release footage of cow almost causing serious traffic accident in Dublin

Close call: The cow is seen wandering onto the R132
Close call: The cow is seen wandering onto the R132

Gardai have released footage of a cow which wandered onto a busy carriageway and nearly caused a serious accident.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident on the R132 at Swords in north Dublin. 

Gardai released the footage on their Facebook page warning farmers to make sure their lands were safe and animals locked up appropriately. 

In the clip, which was caught on a dashcam, the cow is seen wandering onto the busy road just outside the town. 

Several cars are seen driving by before the cow rushes out onto the carriageway. 

An oncoming silver vehicle swerves just in time to avoid the animal before continuing along the R132. 

The near-miss occurred last night, gardai said.

R132 near miss

Holy cow! A near miss on R132 in Swords, Dublin. Thankfully everyone 'bo(f)ine', no injuries. Farmers please make sure lands by roads are safe and secure!

Posted by An Garda Síochána on Thursday, 26 November 2015