UPDATE: Emergency Crews Responding To Buffalo Attack
A roughly 40-year-old farm employee was flown to a hospital tonight after being attacked by a buffalo, according to Page County Fire and Rescue.
Firefighter Justin Lucas said emergency crews responded to an IBR Corp. farm on Big Oak Road, near Luray, around 7 p.m.
He said a few buffalo got loose from the farm and an employee went into the roadway to herd up the animals to prevent a traffic hazard. One of the buffalo took aim at the employee.
"It charged him and struck him in his right leg with his horn," said Lucas.
Front Royal-based AirCare 4 landed nearby and flew the man to a nearby hospital.
Medics say he sustained a roughly foot-long laceration on his leg.
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