A driver received minor injuries after a vehicle collided with a cow on Saturday night between the Lompoc Valley and Gaviota.

Shortly after 6 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to southbound Highway 1, just south of the passing lanes, according to California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch reports. 

A caller notified CHP dispatchers that a black cow was out of the fence on the right hand shoulder of the road, with reports saying the bovine was near a blind curve. 

Another driver struck the cow but was able to move the vehicle off the road.

The driver reported having a hand injury, according to dispatch reports.

A tow truck also was requested for the damaged vehicle.

CHP staff notified the rancher about the injured cow.

Additional information about the incident wasn’t immediately available.

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Janene Scully | Noozhawk North County Editor

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com.