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Woman injured, horse dead after accident

May 8, 2013

CHAUTAUQUA - An unidentified woman was transported to an Erie hospital Monday after a truck struck the horse she was riding in the town of Chautauqua. The horse died as a result of the accident....

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DarkStar

May-08-13 1:33 PM

How do you not notice a horse in the road in front of you?

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kcw007

May-08-13 2:06 PM

Time of day?

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Christopher

May-08-13 3:01 PM

Horses can move, you might not be able to if a car is coming the other direction, and last but not least, horses belong in fields, not high speed roadways, it's 2013, not 1813. I have much sympathy for the woman, and hope she's ok. A close friend lost a niece the same way some years ago. It was not the cars fault, the horse jerked in front of the car.

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Escapee

May-08-13 3:52 PM

Apparently in NYS, there is no requirement to look ahead of the vehicle you are driving so long as you are wearing a seatbelt. The horse didn’t move, and the truck driver either wasn’t paying attention or expected the horse to get out of the way. The written laws say the roads are open to all kinds of traffic, but in practice only the motor vehicles are granted any rights. The truck driver should be charged with wreckless driving but that won’t happen.

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DarkStar

May-08-13 3:58 PM

"...Horses can move, you might not be able to if a car is coming the other direction..."

So this happened in a part of the state with slotcars?

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DarkStar

May-08-13 4:02 PM

Sorry didn't mean to hit post yet.

Should we also ban any and all bike, and even foot, traffic from the roads, afterall it's 2013 why should we allow you to use the road in anything but a car?

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HVANCDY

May-08-13 5:50 PM

All parties should be TESTED for ALCOHOL and THC as required at the work place. - Times have changed the roads are for cars and trucks !

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christinap1

May-08-13 6:04 PM

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!! AN ANIMAL THAT WEIGHS 1200 LBS. SHOULD NOT GO UNSEEN!! THE POOR HORSE!!! NEVERMIND THE STUPID WOMAN!! SHE HAD NO BUSINESS TAKING THAT POOR ANIMAL, THAT YES, DOES SCARE WHEN PUT ALONG SIDE RUNNING AUTOMOBILES, RUN THE RISK OF SPOOKING, AND EITHER HER , OR THE UNFORTUNATE HORSE, GETTING INJURED OR KILLED!! THE INDIVIDUALS THAT COMMENTED ON THIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE' REVOKED!! DONT ANY OF YOU READ THE LAWS?? NO PEDESTRIAN SIGNS MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?? YES THE HORSE WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED A PEDESTRIAN IF IT WAS AMDE TO WALK ALONG SIDE THE ROAD AS A HUMAN WOULD HAVE!! YOU ARE IDIOTS!!!

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joew

May-08-13 6:22 PM

All it takes is some common sense when someone or something is on the road as you approach. Slow down,way down,and pass using caution. I see it all the time when people are walking on the rural roads,people whiz by without even slowing.

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Christopher

May-08-13 9:18 PM

"...Horses can move, you might not be able to if a car is coming the other direction..."

So this happened in a part of the state with slotcars? So, you're going one way, a car is coming the other way, the horse jerks in front of you, do you pull to the left and hit the other car head-on? Not me.

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hvfc241

May-09-13 11:23 AM

If you don't know what happened and are just making assumptions just stop. Things happen. The roads are open for public use, there are laws allowing anyone to use the roadways as long as they do so in a safe manner. Only the rider and drivers truly know what happened and it happened so quickly they don't entirely know what happened. STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS!

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