Morgan Logan stepped out of his gravel truck Tuesday to help police restrain a 1,200-pound Black Angus cow that had escaped from the city's Public Auction Yards but ended up getting tossed by the cow.
"At first sight I thought it was pretty funny seeing cops chase a cow down the street, but she was like a bull at a rodeo," said Logan after the incident. "I couldn't believe how fast she came out from under the tree. I guess I saw her too late because the next thing I knew, I was in the air."
Logan was released Wednesday evening from St. Vincent Healthcare with sore ribs and broken tibia and fibula bones, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette reported Friday.
Before the cow's encounter with Logan, the cow tipped over a bicyclist, made a number of charging attempts and nearly jumped over a police car, Lt. Kevin Iffland of the Billings Police Department said.
"We are not equipped to wrangle large animals in a city environment," he said.
After a two-hour chase, the cow was shot by the police, the newspaper said.