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Old 02-01-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Highway Patrol Trooper Frank O'Dell said a couple was struck by a car while their horse was standing in the road as they talked to a friend.
Hardin sped away as the riders were thrown to the ground, and the horse was killed. He told the highway patrol he thought he hit a deer.


read more Two injured, horse killed in Cherryville, N.C. hit-and-run | InjuryBoard Greensboro


only in North Carolina ride a horse at 2 am to Walmart.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Interestingly enough, our neighbor struck a cow in the road on her way to work last week. My response was, "Only in Monroe ...".

Her car was totaled out and the cow died. She apparently only had liability on her (very old) vehicle. She just told me today how upset she is that the cow's owner's insurance won't pay out unless negligence on the owner's part can be proven. I mean, your cow walking down the middle of the road isn't negligence? Then what is? The poor thing was making a break for it (as he'd done previously).

Fortunately, my neighbor, a young woman carrying twins wasn't physically hurt but financially she's reeling and having difficulty getting to and from work.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Saralee - That is terrible! As a livestock owner (horses), them getting loose and causing an accident is one of my worst fears. I take every precaution to ensure they are contained for everyone's safety, but I know accidents can and do happen. As for the liability - it is drilled into our heads by every organization imaginable that an animal at large is our liability. If that cow was not contained, especially if there is a history with this owner with cows at large, the owner is fully liable for damages caused by the cow. You can confirm with the county if they've had previous reports of the cows being out for that owner, and you can ask the owner nicely to reimburse the expense of replacing the vehicle. Their home owners insurance (assuming they have coverage) should also cover this liability. If they are unwilling to cooperate, then you may have to look into small claims court. I do not recommend going after the owner for everything he is worth and then some - that is bad business and bad karma in our sue happy society. But, replacing the vehicle and counting your blessings is not too much to ask for.

As for the horses in the original case in Cherryville. I'm glad they caught the driver as he did flee the scene. But, the owner of the horse is just as responsible and negligent -- there is absolutely no reason why that horse should have been in the middle of the road, especially at 2am. It is a sad situation all the way around.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Sorry, but what a couple of twits riding a horse in the middle of the road at 2:00am. There should be no charges against the driver of the truck or car. The only charges should be against the two on the horse. Poor horse.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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There should be no charges against the driver of the truck or car.
So no charges for hit-and-run or driving with a revoked license??
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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So no charges for hit-and-run or driving with a revoked license??
Nothing in that posting states that the driver had a revoked license.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Timothy Hardin, 46, was charged with two felony counts of hit and run, a misdemeanor hit and run and driving with a revoked license, the NC Highway Patrol said.
Arrest made after horse dies in hit and run as couple ride home - WECT TV6 - WECT.com - Wilmington, NC news and weather -

IMO if your going to travel at night you should have lights on the horse
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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Timothy Hardin, 46, was charged with two felony counts of hit and run, a misdemeanor hit and run and driving with a revoked license, the NC Highway Patrol said.
Furthermore,
"Hardin has two prior convictions in North Carolina for driving while impaired, in 1985 and 1997. He was also convicted of hit and run involving property damage in 1998, and of driving with a revoked license in 1998 and 2000, according to court records." - Gaston Gazette
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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The horse rider is very at fault for poor, very poor judgment.

However, the driver fled the scene and has a history of not following the rules behind the wheel. He is guilty of his own crimes.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Nothing in that posting states that the driver had a revoked license.

This article does.......


Horseback riders injured in hit and run still hospitalized with head injuries | head, sustained, run - Gaston Gazette


The car was not at Hardin’s home, but was in the general area. Hardin was found soon after and charged with two counts of felony hit and run involving personal injury, hit and run involving property damage and driving with a revoked license.
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