Car hits cow then power pole

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The Moutere Highway has been closed tonight after a van drove into a cow and then proceeded to hit a power pole.

Two passengers have been taken to Nelson Hospital and one was cut out of the vehicle. They are believed to be in a stable condition. The cow was killed.

The incident occurred close to the Moutere highway and Redwood Valley Road intersection. Police cars are diverting traffic and a emergency services attended the scene.