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Horse/Vehicle Crashes

Abandoned horses have been documented from coast-to-coast. They are left in corrals and pastures, tied to unattended horse trailers at trail heads, loaded into unattended trailers at sales, left behind at sporting events, turned out into state and national forests and parks, dumped on Indian reservations, and let loose on county, state and interstate roadways.

Hungry horses, following their natural instinct to forage for food, will test the strength of an enclosure. If they find a weak link, they will escape looking for grass. Escaping a pen to eat may put them in harms way of motor vehicle traffic, resulting in often-fatal collisions--for both the horse and the driver. 
 


Photos

Alabama:  Ford Explorer doing 65 mph hit one of three horses on road at night
California:  Driver, horses killed in crash that closed 121
Florida:  Lucky to be alive: Horse rips through van, flips another vehicle
Georgia:  Driver killed after collision with horse
Oklahoma:  Two injured in collision with runaway horses on Tulsa highway
Oregon:  Highway 99W Three Vehicle Crash Involving Horse. The horse died from being struck by the vehicles
Pennsylvania:  Pickup hit 1000-lb horse at night doing 35-40mph. Horse killed. Damage to truck about $5000
Utah:  Car Hits Horse on Bangerter Highway
 

2011

11/25/11 Minnesota:  Vehicle strikes horse on U.S. 2 east of Crookston
9/26/11 Iowa:  1 Killed When Motorcycle Hits Horse
5/15/11 Ohio:  Large animals on roads a concern for motorists. County humane agents kept busy with loose livestock calls
5/9/11 New York:  Horse killed in Millcreek Township crash
4/27/11 Indiana:  Sick horses likely abandoned. Stable treats them; city following leads, not finding owners      (photo)
4/24/11 Indiana:  Runaway Horse Hit Head-On, Eventually Put Down      (photo)       (video)  
3/19/11 Montana:  Horse survives vehicle collision
3/5/11 Missouri:  Vehicle struck a horse that was in the roadway
3/1/11 Texas:  Sheriff’s lieutenant crashes vehicle after collision with horse
2/24/11 Indiana:  Police Scanner for 2-24
2/4/11 Kentucky:  Horse in the road causes fatal crash
1/28/11  Florida:   Driver strikes, kills 3 horses, dies at scene 
1/20/11 Wisconsin:  Semi hits horse on Highway 29 
1/18/11 Texas:  Crash leaves man injured, horse dead
1/3/11 Louisiana:  Horse on Freeway Causes Fatal Crash 
1/1/11 Louisiana:  Crash Involving Horse Leaves One Man Dead
 

2010

12/29/10 Montana:  Box Elder man charged for fatal horse vs. vehicle crash
12/25/10 Montana:  1 dead when fleeing vehicle hits horse
12/23/10 California:  Horse Killed In Traffic Collision On Sierra Highway
11/24/10 Oklahoma:  Three injured when vehicle hits horse
11/10/10 Oregon:  Man killed in crash with horse near Monmouth
11/9/10 Arizona:  Tucson highway crash involving horse leaves 1 dead 
10/17/10 Oregon:  Highway 99W Three Vehicle Crash Involving Horse. The horse died from being struck by the vehicles 
9/26/10 Montana:  Great Falls man dies after vehicle hits horse on U.S. 89  
9/23/10 Louisiana:  Crash Involving Horse Kills Vehicle Passenger in Beauregard Parish
7/14/10 Michigan:  Woman dies when vehicle hits horse
6/29/10 Ohio:  Driver hits horse in Miami Township
6/14/10  Tennessee:  Teen Killed When ATV Hit Horse in Tennessee
5/26/10 Kansas:  Identity of man killed in motorcycle-horse collision released
4//28/10 Texas:  Horse Killed, Man Injured In 4-Vehicle Crash
4/18/10 Wisconsin:  One dead, one injured after vehicle hits horse, rolls over 
4/7/10 Utah:  Two horses killed after roaming loose on road
4/6/10 Missouri:  Neighbors worry about horse neglect, possible road crashes near Buffalo MO  (video)
3/12/10 Florida:  Horse hit by vehicle, dies  
2/12/10 Nevada:  BLM to Gather Wild Horses Along Highway 93
1/22/10 Virginia:  Runaway horses involved in four traffic accidents, injuring 3
 

2009

12/6/09 North Carolina:   Woman injured after car hits horse
11/6/09 Indiana:  Two men hurt when vehicle hits horse near Millersburg
10/16/09 Oklahoma:  Two injured in collision with runaway horses on Tulsa highway  (photo)  (video)
6/12/09 Florida:  Lucky to be alive: Horse rips through van, flips another vehicle (photos)
5/30/09 Georgia:  Horse collides with car and kills driver
5/28/09 Georgia:  Driver killed after collision with horse  (photo)
5/27/09 North Carolina:  Wild horse euthanized after hit by vehicle on Outer Banks
5/5/09 Colorado:  School Bus Hits Horse, Continues To School. Second Vehicle Hits Dead Horse, Overturns, Pinning Driver
3/11/09 California:  Driver, horses killed in crash that closed 121. (photo)
3/4/09 Minnesota: Semi truck hits horses on highway near Thief River Falls
 

2008

9/13/08 Pennsylvania:  Horse found wandering along I-81
6/19/08 Wisconsin:  Horse left on side of road to die in Clarendon Co.
 

2006

10/30/06 Oregon:  Woman hits horse, dies in fiery crash
9/11/06 Utah:  Car Hits Horse on Bangerter Highway    (photo)
 

2004

7/24/04 Texas:  Man dies after car strikes horse
 
2003
8/31/03 Utah:  Whiterocks man killed in vehicle-horse crash
 
The Mission of AMillionHorses.com and AbandonedHorses.com is to
Document the Neglect and Abandonment of America's Horses
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