Two people injured after their vehicles strike a horse in roadway


Sunday, April 8, 2018 — Two people were injured after their vehicles struck a horse that had escaped its fenced enclosure and wandered onto Louisville Road near Hialeah Drive north of Cox’s Creek.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the area just after 5 a.m. Sunday morning for a rollover injury accident with possible entrapment.

Deputies arrived and determined that the horse had been first struck by Patrick Briney of Bardstown, who was traveling south when he struck the horse and knocked it into the northbound lane.

Charles Shively of Lebanon was traveling north at the time and did not see the dead horse in the roadway. His vehicle struck the horse and rolled over.

Both drivers were treated by Nelson County EMS at the scene and then transported to the Flaget Hospital for minor injuries.

Deputies later determined the horse belonged to Charity Lober of Louisville who had been boarding the horse nearby. The horse had gotten out where a tree had fallen on the fence from recent storms.


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