Question & Answer – Horse Killed By Careless Driver
July 27, 2010
My horse was hit and killed at 3:45am on 1 July. Area was determined to be Open Range. Fence showed signs of being tamped with. Driver admitted to going 65 in a 55 mph zone. Skid marks on road say he was going faster. State Patrol Officer stated he felt driver had been drinking but passed a FST. Could not do a breath test since he wasnt arrested. I have picts of the car and the horse. Horse had left leg at hip ripped off and she had been gutted from the impact. There was an open beer can in the car. Passenger had minor facial injuries. There are no obstructions to sight and line of sight is a good 8/10 of a mile of straight road. Horse was a 2 year old filly valued at 10,000.00, registered champagne walking horse. Insurance first offer was 5000.00. Where do I go from hereAdditional informationHorse was valued at 10000.00 by my horse trainer who has over 60 years in the business. Untill this year he was a Nationally accredited show judge. I can also get an evaluation from the gentleman that is my farrier, he owns and operates a boarding/training/tack sales facility just down from me.