According to KDVR.com, a crash on Highway 34 near Loveland involving a horse trailer resulted in rescue crews having to use the Jaws of Life to free one of the two horses that were being transported in the trailer. The accident occurred around 5 pm when the trailer became unhitched from the Recreational Vehicle that was pulling it. Apparently no other vehicle was involved in the accident beside the horse trailer, and there was no serious injury to either horse, although the one, which is known for appearing in jousting competitions had to be sedated to be removed from the trailer. Certainly, with a trailer coming unhitched from its vehicle, it is lucky that no one was hurt, and that there wasn’t more property damage. The article does not make clear why the trailer came unhitched. While we obviously don’t know, one possibility is a defective hitch on either the RV or the trailer.
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Every year, there are well over 5 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes in the United States, according to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The vast majority of them involve property damage only, with no injuries. Of course, the injuries that they report would be injuries to people, not animals. Had the horses been seriously injured or killed, this still would not have been considered an injury accident, but veterinarian bills or replacement cost of horses would have represented a significant amount of property damage.
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