NSW Ambulance

A man has been taken to hospital after he was trampled by a cow in the Hunter this morning.

Just after 10am, paramedics were called to a property on Duckenfield Wharf Road, near Maitland.

Three crews including the Ambulance Rescue crew were dispatched to the scene.

The man in his 30s was treated for suspected chest and pelvic injuries, before he was transported to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

NSW Ambulance

Inspector Joel De Zuna said initial reports suggested the man was trapped between the cow and a gate.

“He managed to free himself before we arrived on scene,” Insp De Zuna added.

“While it’s rare that we get called out to an incident involving a large animal like this, we train often for these situations and are well prepared.”

“Paramedics assessed the man, he was in a fair bit of pain but thankfully he didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries.”