Saturday, July 11, 2009

Loose Horse Trailer A $250,000 Loss In Canada

By Victoria Carnaghan

The driver of a one-tonne pickup truck hauling a horse trailer was not injured after she rolled her vehicle west of Edson last week, but one of her barrel horses died in the accident.

Edson RCMP were called out to Hargwen Road last Monday night at about 11:30 p.m.

The 43-year-old female driver of the truck had lost control of her vehicle and entered the median, RCMP said. The force of the weight on the down slope unhitched the trailer and it rolled on its side.

Two barrel horses were trapped inside.

Bystanders were able to help free one of the horses from the trailer’s back door, but the other remained trapped and ended up dying from its injuries, police said. The driver was unhurt.

The cost of the damages, characterized as a “total loss,” were slightly more than a quarter million dollars, RCMP said.

Article ID# 1643560

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