Hit-and-run accident ends horse race through town - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Hit-and-run accident ends horse race through town

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) -

It was a hit-and-run accident where the offending party rode away on his horse.
    
Opelousas (OP-el-oo-sus) police continue to investigate a Wednesday horse race through the center of this town of 16,000, reports The Daily World (http://bit.ly/1adn4iC ). It ended with one rider racing through a stop sign and colliding with a minivan on a busy street.
    
Witnesses say two young men were racing when one hit the minivan. The driver of the van wasn't hurt, but the horse smashed its head through a side window and hit the van hard enough to leave a dent.
    
The driver says the horse reared up after the accident and the pair then raced off, still on their horses.
    
Witnesses say the horse appeared to be seriously injured, leaving blood on the van.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

    Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:30:57 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly