Two People Hurt, Horse Killed In Crash

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

A crash involving a mini van and a horse trailer tied up a busy Lexington road for hours Saturday afternoon.
The crash happened just after 1:00pm along Paris Pike at Iron Works. The drivers of both vehicles were hurt, and a horse riding in the trailer had to be put down.

People near the scene heard the crash and rushed out to help the drivers and injured horse.

"They said they needed blankets so I ran back out and got blankets" then we called the vet," Chase Spears said.

The driver of the horse trailer suffered some minor injures. He spoke briefly and exclusively to 27 NEWSFIRST about what happened.

"I was coming down Highway 68 and a white van pulled right in front of me. It never stopped," he said.

The road was closed for nearly two hours while police investigated what happened.

Lexington Police say they believe the woman driving the white mini van was at fault and suffered serious injuries.


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  • by concerned parent Location: Lexington on Apr 2, 2008 at 12:14 PM
    My mother has no memory of the accident because of a head injury suffered in the accident; normally she's as sharp as a tack. She's only 66 and before the wreck she could run circles around anyone half her age. We don't know what happened and won't until and if she regains her memory of the incident. Fred in Lexington: Thank you for the kind words.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:35 AM
    To the family of the injured ladies: The thoughts and prayers of me and my family are with you and yours. We wish a speedy and full recovery! To everyone else: I am an animal lover. I have 4 pets that I love dearly. But it GALLS me to see posts from the ignorant masses more worried about a hay-burner than two HUMAN BEINGS! How would you feel if this were your Mother, Grandmother, Sister, etc.? Would you still be more concerned for a HORSE? If you answer yes, I shake my head in pity for you...
  • by anonymous Location: richmond ky on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    To concerned parent: your words "no memory of why she turned in front of the horse van"! Hopefully your mother and grandmother will be ok. Maybe it's time to consider no more driving for your elder mother? Most drivers will turn in front of anybody with a trailer in tow, cause they don't want to follow them, everyone needs to know we can NOT stop on a dime and we do not speed cause we have to be the cautious driver watching for others pulling out and when people do pull out most of the time slowly down to make a immediate turn just because they did not want to behind a trailer. This accident has been devastating for all concerned and wishing all immediate recovery.
  • by Concerned parent Location: Lexington on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    The "anonymous" comment that started on 03/29 happens to be a 14 year old child worried to death about her grandmother and great-grandmother so take it easy on her. Before placing blame on anyone take the time to stop and think...haven't you ever just honestly made a mistake? The driver of the minivan happens to be my mother and she has always been a careful driver and would NEVER deliberately place others in danger.She has no memory of the accident right now so no one knows why she turned in front of the horse van. I do know that if she was conscious and knew the horse had been killed she would be heart broken. Keep the hateful comments to yourselves, they help no one. The horse had to be put down; I'm very sorry for that and I'm sorry that the owners of the horse have lost an animal, but nothing is going to bring that horse back. Try having some concern now for two women that are badly injured and may never completely recover.
  • by anonymous 2 Location: lexington on Apr 1, 2008 at 06:52 PM
    Donna, as the parent of my child all you care about is the horse too! I hope the driver has some sympathy for my inlaws. I saw the police report and the speed the driver drove. it did not list the speed for the trailer. Megan, get a life! Do you have kids? My daughter does have a clue! We keep her posted on everything.She's been to the hospital every day, sittng with family talking.You care more about a horse too? Huh? Not human lives? You people call yourselves Christians? Darlene, thank you! We are going to step up and see about something being done at this intersection. Hope it's not one of you makinmg bad comments next! You won't get my sypathy, only my comments too. It's hard on my kids having to see their family injured the way they are. But, they are there to let them know they care! Thank God all are alive! All in the hospital who saw the news sure give us support to move on.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    Darling, you would be surprised what damage could result from a crash with a speed factor of only 20mph. Stop putting the blame somewhere else. I am sorry for the fact that your family members were injured
  • by Lenore Location: Crab Orchard KY on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM
    The only reason I even read this article was because a horse was involved in the wreck. As for stopping I used to drive a step van for a vending company in Lexington and I can tell you that peoople will look straight at you and still pull out in front of you then go 1/2 a block and make a left hand turn. The poor horse didn't have a choice about where she was but having driven in and around Lexington for 20 plus years I can well beleive that some one would pull ouyt in front of a horse trailor or any other moving object and expect it to stop on a dime. Do I care about the ladies driving I don't really know if I care about them or not I do feel for their family but I am more concerned about the fact that they choce to pull out in front of the truck and trailor then how they are. The 1st rule of the road is to watch out for everyone else She should have been doing that then there would not have been a wreck to start with and no one would be injuried or put down and all would be well
  • by Witness Location: Lexington on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    Ok...so I actually SAW the wreck take place. I was driving towards Paris when it happened. Yes, the van pulled right out in front of the horse trailor. No, the trailor was not switching lanes, they did not even have time to hit the breaks. They did not appear to be speeding. I would say a horse trailor going 45 miles an hour, slamming into a van would do a lot of damage...no speeding needed to take place. I am sorry for your Grandmother, but I do not think you should go blamming the innocent driver of the trailor. Get your stories straight.
  • by me Location: seky on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    If u don't want people to make comments,then don't put comments in here urself. I have just as much right to comment here as u.Freedom of speach baby...But i do want u to know i'm very sorry about ur grandparents and i don't see pointing fingers because only them and the other driver were there.So maybe when they get better u will get the answers u r looking for as to who was to blame.Good Luck!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:31 AM
    I hope that every one is ok but the drive of the van that pulled out in front of the horse van should be charged. I have pulled horses trailers and things for a long time now and you cant just stop on a dime. People that pull out in front of horse trailers and van get what they get when they get ran over.
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