[UPDATE] Vehicle and Horse Involved in Accident in Georgia

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] 12-30 Noon

Thomas County deputies say two horses broke through the fence of Shallow Brook Farm, and went into the highway. A van hit one of the horses.

The driver of the van was not injured and no charges will be filed.

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Thomasville, Georgia --

A vehicle hit a horse this morning. The accident took place around 8:30AM on US 319 South, about 2 miles south of Thomasville, Ga. The driver of the vehicle was fine, however, the horse sustained injuries. A veterinarian was on the scene trying to revive the horse. The vet attempted to get the horse to stand up, but the horse was unable to do so. They ended up euthanizing the horse. It is unknown if charges will be filed against the driver.

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  • by judge Location: cairo on Jan 2, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    you would think people would know owners of animals are responsible and liable for damage to people AND THEIR PROPERTY CAUSED BY IRRESPONSIBLE animal owners
  • by Mary Location: Tallahassee on Jan 1, 2011 at 08:13 AM
    Losing a friend so tragically is very difficult. Making sure your fences are sturdy and strong to protect your beloved animals is the responsibility of the person who owns them. Living on a main highway one would think this would be an even more important factor. This poor horse lost his life. The drive could havelost their life. Sad really.
  • by Anonymous Location: GEORGIA on Dec 31, 2010 at 08:39 AM
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 at 04:18 AM
    life is hard. even harder when you don't pay attention. accident? no. pay attention!
  • by George Location: Thomasville on Dec 30, 2010 at 09:03 PM
    God bless this animal. He taught hundreds of children to ride over the last 15 years, including both of my children. He was killed on the day of his owner's wedding rehearsal. Sad day for this family. Our animals share so much of our lives and I am so thankful for Rusty. He will always be a part of our memories.
  • by Crystal Location: Thomasville on Dec 30, 2010 at 07:37 PM
    I agree... the person was probably talking or texting on the phone. Like stated, I don't know how it's hard to miss a HUGE 1000lb animal in the road, unless your completely BLIND. People need to PAY attention to the road and their surroundings. If everyone did this, there would be less casualties and less animals dying/being put down.
  • by Evolved Human Location: Wakulla on Dec 30, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    person was probably on a cell phone and didn't see the great big horse!! Slow down when an animal is near the road.............stupid people. I watched in horror as some woman didn't even slow down when a peacock was near the side of the road..........of course......she hit and killed it. what is wrong with people??
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