An Anza woman was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries Tuesday morning after her vehicle collided with a cow.

Gina Johnson, 45, was driving a 2005 silver Dodge Neon eastbound on Highway 74 just east of the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation Road when she collided head-on with a black cow at about 5:40 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Esparza.

Esparza said it was still dark and the Neon spun off, crossing onto the westbound shoulder and into a ditch. Johnson was pinned inside the vehicle and Riverside County Fire took about an hour to cut her out.

Mercy Air transported her to Desert Regional Medical Center with a broken right femur, a fractured left leg and minor head trauma.

Esparza said the cow did not survive the 50-mph impact.

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