Thursday, March 22, 2007

Horse Struck by Car

Kent Online reports that a horse has died on Tuesday after it was hit by a car. The incident happened just past the St Nicholas at Wade roundabout on the London-bound carriageway of the Thanet Way.

The animal died at the scene. The driver of the Citroen car was taken to hospital in Margate for a check up but later released.

The tragedy happened at about 6.15pm. Police closed closed the London-bound carriageway until about 8.15pm.

Ed: One has to ask what the poor horse was doing on the dual carriageway at dusk? Had it escaped from its paddock?


Anonymous said...

I would imagine this unfortunate horse escaped from it's paddock. I can't imagine anyone taking a horse out at that time of night.
Personally I think it is time to introduce restrictions on where and when horses can be used on the public highway. They are an anachronism and given the overcrowded roads we have now I believe we should restrict horse riding to B roads. Though if I had my way I would ban them from the roads altogether!

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree with 2.32pm. Having seen how easily 'spooked' even ridden horses can be, by a carrier bag flapping on the verge, with subsequent damage to my car, I am always concerned and careful when passing horses. Horse-riding is statistically the most dangerous sport/activity youngsters can do.