Horse and Car Collision

Ridge Meadows

2018-06-25 09:32 PDT

File # 2018-14002

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP confirm a horse has been euthanized following a collision with a car.

On Friday, June 22, at around 3:40pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a call of a horse in a ditch at the 22000 block of 132avenue. The rider-less horse had escaped its holding area and jumped out from a driveway into oncoming traffic. An eastbound car struck the animal and the driver immediately pulled over and called police. During the collision the horse fell to the ground due to damage to its legs and made its way down an embankment into the ditch.

A passerby attempted to comfort the wounded horse but due to the unpredictably of an animal in pain she inadvertently ended up being pinned underneath the horse. A nearby veterinarian attended the scene and sadly the animal was euthanized.

The injured passerby was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Roads were closed for approximately 20 minutes during this incident.

Inspector Aaron Paradis
Ridge Meadows RCMP

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