Loose Horse Collides With Vehicle in Flynn Twp.

Monday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m., Sanilac Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a one-car Personal Injury Accident that occurred in Flynn Township. Officers determined that a 34-year-old female was traveling southbound on Maple Valley Road north of West Peck Road in a 2014 Buick Encore when a horse that had gotten loose, ran in front of her vehicle. The woman was unable to avoid the collision with the horse resulting in the animal striking the front-center of the vehicle. The driver was treated on scene and transported by Marlette EMS to Lapeer McLaren Regional Hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and the front airbag deployed. It was determined that the horse had been tied up outside of the Yoder General Store, had broken free, and ran into the roadway into traffic. Due to injuries from the accident, the horse had to be put down.