Car hits cow, bursts into flames

Flames could be seen from this car after it hit a cow late Monday.

SINCLAIRVILLE — A vehicle on Route 60 that struck a cow Monday evening burst into flames, but the occupants are all safe.

According to Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies, the accident took place at 10:35 p.m. Monday. Upon the deputies arrival, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and all occupants of the vehicle were safe at a nearby residence. An investigation found that the vehicle was traveling north on Route 60 when a cow entered the road. The vehicle struck the cow, which died, causing the fire and damage to the vehicle.

Route 60 was closed from Gerry to Sinclairville for approximately an hour due to the accident. No one was injured as a result of the accident and no charges filed at this time.

New York State Police, Sinclairville Fire Department, Gerry Fire Department and Fluvanna Fire Department assisted at the scene.