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Woman injured after car hits horse

Posted December 6, 2009 7:21 a.m. EST
Updated December 7, 2009 7:30 a.m. EST

— A Clayton woman was injured when her car hit a horse in the eastbound lane at 1414 Government Road, south of Clayton, shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, state troopers said.

Carrie Webster, 52, was pinned in her 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix until rescuers could get her out, troopers said. She was transported to WakeMed, where she was listed Sunday in serious condition.

The horse died, troopers said. The 8-year-old, dark brown horse was being boarded nearby and somehow escaped from his pin.

Troopers said that it appeared Webster didn't see the horse until her car hit it, as there weren’t any indications that she braked before the impact. That stretch of road is heavily wooded.

Webster, who was approximately 2 miles from her home, was wearing her seat belt and was not speeding, troopers said.  No charges will be filed in the incident.

Government Road was shut down for about an hour following the accident.