Sunday, September 13, 2009

Horse trailer flips on Route 63

Published: Monday, September 7, 2009

GOSHEN — A Sunday afternoon trip home from the Goshen Fair quickly took a turn for the worse for a Massachusetts man and his two horses.

William Malloy had spent the day with the two horses at the fair, and was traveling on Route 63 through Goshen on his way back to his Cheshire, Mass. home at about 5 p.m. when he looked behind him and saw that the trailer the horses were in was nowhere to be seen.

The trailer had somehow come off the hitch of his Ford F250 pickup truck and came to rest on its side along the side of the road, at which point troopers from State Police Troop B were called to the scene.

Neither horse was injured in the rollover. Malloy called personal friends from the area to bring another trailer to transport them back to his home.

By the time police arrived at the scene, the horses were already being loaded into the other trailer. Neither horse received any medical treatment after the spill.

Traffic was briefly slowed while police made sure there were no injuries. They then turned over the job of towing the trailer to a truck from Ike’s Auto Body. Friends of Malloy’s helped clear the contents of the trailer, including hay and other equipment, before it was towed.

Malloy said the trailer would probably not be able to be salvaged.

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