Minivan Hits, Kills Horse

A minivan hit and killed a horse on Versailles Road in Lexington early Thursday morning.

Police say three horses escaped from a farm adjoining Blue Grass Airport and ran into the roadway.

The minivan hit one of the horses.

Police say it died instantly on the road.

Lexington Police and Keeneland workers corralled the other two horses.

The driver of the minivan suffered serious injuries and went to the hospital.

Police don't think his injuries are life threatening.

It's unknown how the horses escaped from the farm.

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  • by Rob Location: Lex on Feb 25, 2008 at 07:42 AM
    How is this the drivers fault????Someones horses were in the road,in the dark,and he didn't see them!!!I am just glad he wasn't killed!But someway and somehow you want to blame the driver for killing the horse?Grow up and get a life.It is a sad day when we put horses over a persons own injuries.Maybe we should make glue out of the dead horse to help mend the mans injuries and put his van back together.....
  • by denise Location: lexington on Feb 24, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    I have spoken with the driver in person. He did NOT see even one horse, let alone the three or four which have been reported. And the windshield was broken out as the horse went OVER the van from left to right. The driver didn't know what hit him until he regained consciousness and someone told him. Too many judgements are based on grossly inadequate news reportage, which seems to be the order of the day.
  • by Hey "johnny" on Feb 24, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    what the heck is a "hampen?"
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Feb 24, 2008 at 11:07 AM
  • by linda on Feb 24, 2008 at 12:12 AM
    bet there will be a major lawsuit against horse owner. $$$ is what comes to people's minds.
  • by Virgil Location: Richmond/Irvine on Feb 23, 2008 at 11:22 PM
    Horses are given a higher status than people in Kentucky and that is SAD!!! Even Gov. Beshear is putting KY further in debt for precious Equesterian Games. SAD SAD SAD. Why don't we just go ahead and elect a horse governor next time around. I feel bad for the driver. Owners of the horse should be sued til they have nothing left and then maybe they will learn to keep their precious horse inside their property where they can't present a danger to the public
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    If that was the case then the widshild would not have been broke out like that. And yes I have read the whole story and the man driveing the van said he saw the horses running in the road.
  • by denise Location: lexington on Feb 23, 2008 at 01:40 PM
    when will people learn to get the rest of the story before rushing to judgement? the horse blind-sided the driver from the left, totally unseen. the driver never saw even one horse. sure, nobody likes to see an animal killed, but look past your nose before firing off accusations.
  • by To 7:37 Location: Lex on Feb 22, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    "Stupied" is as "stupied" does! Oh yeah and it's "driving". At least Idiot was right.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Feb 22, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    i don't see anything in the article to indicate the driver was at fault (although from reading some of these comments, you'd think otherwise). maybe the horse ran out in front of him. maybe it was dark (it appears to be in the photo). maybe there were cars around him and he couldn't swerve or stop. jeez--give this poor guy a break. i hate the fact that the horse died but i'm sure this guy would've avoided it if at all possible. blame the horse's owner who didn't have a proper enclosure if you want to blame a biped!
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