No citations were issued after an accident 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Pole Road.
According to a Union County Sheriff report, Thomas Walter Bradley, 38, of Mount Ayr, driving a 1991 Chevrolet south on Pole Road, came upon a non-contact pickup with a trailer stopped in the northbound lane with the flashers on. A bull, owned by John Cook, 602 N. Cherry St., had fallen out of the trailer onto the road, and the owners were attempting to load it back onto the trailer. The bull stepped into the southbound lane, and Bradley came in contact with it. After exiting his pickup, the bull ran toward him. Bradley shot a handgun several times at the bull, which then went into a field on the east side of the road.
Damage estimate is $2,000 to Bradley’s vehicle.