A crash involving a horse left one woman in the hospital Sunday night. This Comanche County crash happened on Highway 7 at 135th Street. A woman driving a Chevrolet Tahoe struck a horse around 9:40 p.m. There were five people in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and at least one woman was taken to a hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. KSWO News Channel Seven reports that she’s going to be okay, but hasn’t offered any details regarding her injuries or her current condition. Sadly, the horse was killed. Authorities still haven’t located the owner of the horse. KSWO did report that everybody was wearing seatbelts. We reported on the importance of seatbelt safety earlier this week.
Wrecks involving farm animals at large can be devastating. An average horse can weigh up to 1200 lbs. Anyone who has ever hit a small deer knows how much damage can be caused from this type of crash. Hitting a large farm animal or any type of livestock can cause serious injuries and even death. Earlier this year, we reported on a wreck involving a cow that took the life of a 21-year-old North Texas woman.