A motorist traveling down the interstate at an alleged high speed made an impact with the back of a travel trailer containing two horses, and one of the horses was hurt in the accident. The driver who allegedly caused the crash is suspected of having been under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.
On Saturday, in the pre-dawn hours, a man was traveling down the Interstate while transporting two horses to Texas. Around 2:30 am a vehicle crashed into the back of the trailer carrying the horses and destroyed the rear door.
One of the horses being transported, an 800-pound Appaloosa named Oliver, was flung around the inside of the trailer with force during the accident and he became free of his safety harness allowing him to exit the trailer. The animal was bleeding from his back leg, but he began to trot down the road a bit before the driver caught him and created a makeshift compression bandage to try to attend to the injury until emergency medical help arrived.
The horse traveling with Oliver and the driver of the trailer were not reported to have been hurt in the event.
Oliver was taken to the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus where they tended to his wounds, and two days later they released an announcement stating that he is doing very well.
When CHP arrived they suspected that the driver, who they believe was traveling at a speed of 80 mph or above, was intoxicated.
If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.