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.

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