Horses Killed After Colliding With Vehicle in Milton
Imagine driving along a country road and having 8 stampeding horses charge towards your vehicle. That's excatly what happened in Milton late Thursday night.
Halton Regional Police say they were called to Tremaine Road at No 2 Side Road at around 11:55 p.m., about collision involving horses on the loose.
Police say eight horses escaped a fenced area of a farm property and began running along Tremaine Road in a group. A citizen observed the horse stampede approaching her vehicle and she pulled over to the side of the roadway.
The horses ran into her vehicle and two of the horses ended up dying at scene.
Police attending the scene used their vehicles to block the roadway to prevent the horses from running into other motor vehicles and to keep them off a nearby active railway line.
Police say the horses continued to run around frightened as a result of nearby train noise, and vehicle lights.
Two horses collided with a police vehicle that was parked on Tremaine Road. Police say one leapt over the front of the vehicle and made contact, while the second jumped over the back of the police vehicle and came crashing into the back window and trunk area. The officer and his police dog were not hurt.
Police say there was significant damage to the police vehicle and the original civilian vehicle.
A third horse was examined by a vet who attended the scene and may have to be put down due to it's injuries.
The remaining horses were rounded up by a number of uniform and tactical police officers and were taken back to their farm by their owners who lived nearby.
No one was injured in the incident.
Police are trying to figure out how the horses got out.