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    Default Bad Horse Trailer/Tractor Trailer Accident on I-70 in Ohio

    Photo at the link.

    http://www.wtrf.com/story/19277805/w...ts-down-i-70-e

    Excerpt:

    Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) trooper Charles McDonnell told 7News' Kurt Weinschenker a Ford F-350 towing a horse trailer with several horses inside traveling west somehow swerved across the median into the eastbound lane. The tractor trailer, heading eastbound then struck the Ford F-350.

    Trooper McDonnell says two horses are tied up at the scene, another is loose "somewhere" and another horse inside the trailer may have to be put down.
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    OMG that photo....
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    Update says all of the horses are fine, and none will need to be put down...
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    Standardbred racehorses on way home to Delaware OH, all 3 horses are fine, people in the truck sent to hospital to get checked out, everyone is ok. Bad thunderstorms were going through the area, may have had something to do with the accident.



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    Okay, so what brand of trailer was it that the horses survived that???
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    Quote Originally Posted by monstrpony View Post
    Okay, so what brand of trailer was it that the horses survived that???
    Seriously! That photo doesn't make it look like any of them could survive. That is great news.



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    Quote Originally Posted by monstrpony View Post
    Okay, so what brand of trailer was it that the horses survived that???
    Let me see if I can find out, may take a couple days.



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    omg, I cant even figure out where the trailer is...everyone's worst nightmare. Sounds like three very lucky horses and some very lucky people.
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    interview with trainer who had the horses on the trailer:

    http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolu...9785&zoneid=63

    still working on getting brand of trailer....



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    Those folks need to buy a lottery ticket. Just incredible all them, horses included, are okay. I dunno what kind of trailer that was but I want one.



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    4Star gooseneck 4 horse slant. The semi hit the pickup truck bed, so the trailer was on the passenger side of the semi and the trailer with the one trapped horse was on the driver's side. All 3 horses and their peeps are all ok. It's a miracle....



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    Default wrong trailer brand

    talked with Brian Brown at Delaware Co Fairgrounds this week (Jug Week), and saw his two horses on the trailer as well as his daughter (who had the concussion). The horses have completely recovered and look fantastic, the daughter is completely recovered. The trailer brand was not 4Star, it was an Eby.

    Still a miraculous outcome from a terrifyingly awful wreck.



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    Obviously, thank God everyone is ok.

    However, it is good to remember that on slick roads, you have to SLOW DOWN. Hydroplaning is really dangerous, you literally have no traction because the tires are on water, not pavement. There is a film of oil and grease on the road, as well.

    I am so glad the outcome was not more tragic, but as a cautionary tale, if it's pouring rain, might be better to pull off and wait it out.



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    As an aside, I just read the Chronicle article re: towing emergencies, it was really excellent and had a lot of good safety information in it.



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