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Standardbreds Involved In Traffic Accident


Published: November 16, 2011 11:37 am ET

Last Comment: November 17, 2011 4:39 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trucking horses to and from the track is not for the faint of heart --- just ask anyone that has done it. Near misses and close calls can be part of the experience. Unfortunately, fears became reality on Tuesday, November 15.

The Windsor Star has reported that at roughly 11:00 a.m. on westbound Highway 3 in Tecumseh, Ont., a transport truck rear-ended another truck while traffic was stopped at a red light.

The article states that a chain-reaction accident occurred, which saw three tractor trailers and a pick-up truck towing three standardbred horses involved.

The horsepeople and horses involved in the incident were not named in The Windsor Star's report, which stated that authorities will be investigating the accident further. The article did state that the horses involved were not injured.

"We will be investigating it further and if charges are warranted somebody will be charged," Essex County Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Rick Tonial was quoted as saying. "More than likely it would be the last vehicle causing the (accident)."

The accident caused the three westbound lanes to be reduced to one for roughly two hours.

(With files from The Windsor Star)

November 17, 2011 - 4:39 pmAny breath test given???

Any breath test given???

November 17, 2011 - 12:47 amGlad the horses are ok. You

Jim Peterman SAID...

Glad the horses are ok. You took so long to say it i hope the people are ok to.

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