It was my family and truck that was involved in the horse accident on Nov. 16 — it was my husband’s 30th birthday that day and my son turned two on Monday, so we were up early and heading to the States to celebrate at a waterpark.
Yes it was early, dark and foggy — which is why we were travelling at less than half the posted speed limit. We came around a sharp corner and into a WALL of horses (not one). I have never seen anything like it, both lanes were covered and they were moving, we didn't have a chance. We slammed on the brakes and braced for impact — I reached behind me to put a hand on my son — blissfully unaware in his carseat of the terror that ran through me.
We came to a stop and made sure we were all okay — no broken bones or blood but shaken and beat up. The front of our truck is a mangled mess and debris covered the road. We called 911, but no police showed up because there were no "real injuries" which made it hard to read the comments from an officer that never attended the scene.
While waiting for the tow truck we watched at least half a dozen near misses while the horses (approximately 20 of them) roamed back and forth on the road. It makes me sick to think we were considering taking the car instead of the truck. If we had, the headline surely would have read more tragically — is that what it's going to take to get something done about this?