Two accidents occurred moments after each other near Menlo Park, California that injured two drivers and killed three horses.
According to police authorities, four horses were galloping to the freeway after they somehow got out of their stables in a northern California ranch. Three of these horses were struck by two automobiles and killed on contact as they were running on freeway lanes. One horse escaped the collisions and was found a short distance ahead of the accidents.
California highway patrol officer Art Montiel said, “The collisions on Interstate 280 near Menlo Park forced the closure of northbound lanes for two hours early Saturday.”
Based on police records, the first car/animal collision at Menlo Park was called in just minutes before 5 in the morning. A short time later, a second call came in that reported yet another crash had occurred in the same vicinity, and that the involved vehicle had flipped over after colliding with a horse.
The officers found three dead horses on the freeway. The fourth horse was found unharmed.
The horses broke free from Webb Ranch in Portola Valley, located in close proximity to a section of the freeway. Tom Hubbard, who runs Webb Ranch, said it was unknown how the horses escaped.
Source: Daily Republic
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