Sunday, March 1, 2009

Horse Trailer Comes Unhinged, Snarls Traffic

Horse Trailer Comes Unhinged, Snarls Traffic
updated 5:15 p.m. ET, Mon., Feb. 23, 2009

CINCINNATI - Traffic on the Cut-in-the-Hill was backed up for several hours Sunday afternoon after two separate crashes.

One of those crashes involved a horse trailer that came unhinged with a horse along for the ride.

"My nephew was following me and he said, 'Hey, you might want to catch your trailer.' I thought he was kidding, looked up and there it went," said Bret Crawford.

The horse trailer cruised out of control on Interstate 75, crashed through several signs, then tipped on its side, with thoroughbred horse "Top Glory" inside.

Top Glory suffered a gash to its leg and some minor cuts. The horse is also missing a shoe but is expected to be alright.

Getting the horse into another trailer to finish the trip was a different story.

"This is a pretty hectic day for a racehorse," said Brian Johnson, who was following the trailer.

After some goading, the horse was put onto a trailer and taken to a farm on Tylersville Road where he's being treated for his injuries.

Second Crash Snarls Traffic

Shortly after, just before 5 p.m., a second crash caused more backup on the Cut-in-the-Hill.

Only one car was involved in this crash. Two people suffered minor injuries.

There was no word on what caused the crash.

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