That happened to a friend many years ago, a cowboy going to help the neighbors one dawn, pulling his trailer with his horse in it.
A big semi hit them from behind, said he never did see them.
How do you miss seeing a pickup and 16' white stock trailer with a dark horse in it, with lights on all over it?
The pickup and trailer were sent spinning and landed on the side in the barditch.
The friend was taken to the hospital with a concussion, lacerated spleen and such kinds of injuries, the horse was thrown out of the trailer and just bruised and was fine later.
You really can't help it, some times, accidents just happen to you.
Ugh, my farrier and I were just talking about idiot drivers yesterday. He pulls a small trailer with his equipment in it and it's unbelievable how stupid people are when you're hauling. I haul quite a bit and while I'm comfortable with my own driving I'm constantly paranoid about the other drivers on the road. I hope the horse owner/trailer drive sues the hell out of that idiot can driver.
Incredible! Yup God Was looking down on them both, Everyone in fact.
Kirby is adorable, and looks like other than some scratches he will be fine, 2 vets happened by. WOW. I cannot believe he was not tore up from that trailer alone. And the miracle that he was not hit! ~Sniff~
Holy cow. Although, only in Lexington would your equine accident happen to be witnessed by a vet from R&R, who pulls over and jumps out, ROFL!!
The shots of the trailer made me cringe -- that much damage from a minivan (not an RPG, how fast WAS she driving?) and sliding on asphalt just reaffirms my insistence on heavy steel trailers. Watching the workers pick up shards of aluminum that were torn like foil, eesh! I'd be curious to know if there was at least a decent steel frame or not. There are no guarantees, but as someone already, brilliantly, said, -- canna change the laws of physics (or materials!).
When all is said and done, they are fortunate indeed to not have any major injuries, too often it ends in carnage.
I get SO angry just thinking about how inconsiderate the ignorant ones drive around rigs. These selfish people in their little 4 cylinder soda cans don't have a clue. I can spot a stupid driver literally a mile in front of me and predict what her/his next move will be. Years of hauling have completely ruined my faith in humanity.
I hope that selfish woman had the daylights scared out of her.