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Horse dies after being hit by car near Durham

Posted December 4, 2012

— A horse died Monday morning when it was hit by a car north of Durham, authorities said Tuesday.

Two Durham County deputies responded to a report of a horse in the road near the intersection of Guess Road and St. Albans Court at about 1:45 a.m. As they approached the horse, it bolted and ran north on Guess Road and into some woods near Cardens Creek Drive, authorities said.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office received another call of a horse in the road near Milton Road and Madden Avenue at about 3:30 a.m., but deputies were unable to locate the animal, authorities said. About a half-hour later, deputies were sent to Milton Road and Ridgeview Road after receiving a report that a vehicle had collided with a black horse.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Durham Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the Lebanon Fire Department was called to remove the horse's carcass from the road, authorities said.

It's unclear who owned the horse, authorities said.

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  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 7, 12:08 p.m.

    Hope the driver is charged IF they were speeding. They can read the information from the car's back box to find out.

  • bluedevil18 Dec 4, 7:11 p.m.

    Hey nuts how bout we get together tomorrow at noon on Milton near the scene of the murder and have a memorial service for the horse then we can sing a verse or two of cumbya and then everyone can hug a few trees. AND BY THE WAY , is anyone concerned about the driver of the vehicle that was taken to the hospital ?

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Dec 4, 6:08 p.m.

    Desiderata,

    I see what you're saying, but there are a lot of good, caring people out there. Remember, there will always be some bad Cheerios or apples, no matter where you go.

    While I too, prefer the company of my dogs, I try to remind myself that there are more good people out there, than bad.

    :-)

    Beth

  • Desiderata Dec 4, 5:28 p.m.

    After reading some of these posts, it confirms my opinion, MOST PEOPLE ARE CRUEL AND MEAN, WORTHLESS CREATURES ! I prefer the company of animals , they do not care about insurance policies, who has how much money, what color your skin is, what car/truck you drive, how big your house is , or a number of disgusting habits that humans indulge in!

  • k9sandQtrs Dec 4, 4:40 p.m.

    NC Horse Council offers insurance for ~$30/year for situations like this.

  • NCHighlander Dec 4, 4:27 p.m.

    "I sure hope the horse owner's home insurance policy was paid up to date"

    Unless the owner was cited by authorities as being negligent and the horse has a history of getting out, the auto owner/driver might as well have hit a deer. "I sure hope the horse owner's home insurance policy was paid up to date"

    Unless the owner was cited by authorities as being negligent and the horse has a history of getting out, the auto owner/driver might as well have hit a deer.

    Perhaps. With a deer you don't get an owner's name and address and lawyers are in the business of litigation.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Dec 4, 3:54 p.m.

    "I sure hope the horse owner's home insurance policy was paid up to date"

    Unless the owner was cited by authorities as being negligent and the horse has a history of getting out, the auto owner/driver might as well have hit a deer.

  • jaydosse Dec 4, 3:44 p.m.

    Sorry ya'll but the horse was the innocent victim. Why do people have such a low regard for animals.
    Yes I am an animal lover and proud of it. We eventually come to realize that we need them more than they need us.

  • NCHighlander Dec 4, 3:24 p.m.

    I sure hope the horse owner's home owner insurance policy was paid up to date.

  • smcallah Dec 4, 3:15 p.m.

    It may have been the horse that stabbed the other horses in Zebulon, on the run from the law.

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