Crime

March 13, 2014

Crashes injure horse riders, truck driver

Four people were flown to an area hospital late Thursday after two separate collisions – including one that involved two horses – on Horry County roads.

Four people were flown to an area hospital late Thursday after two separate collisions – including one that involved two horses – on Horry County roads.

Condition reports for the victims were not immediately available.

The first collision happened on Highway 19 near S.C. 90, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Sr. Trooper Hannah Wimberly said about 7:48 p.m. a pick-up truck collided with a horse with a rider, and with two riders in a buggy that was being pulled by a horse.

One horse was killed at the scene Wimberly said. The three riders were flown to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. The truck driver was not injured.

She said no citations were issued in that crash but the horse riders, who had no reflectors, were determined to be contributors to the collision.

Later Thursday, around 9:40 p.m., a man was flown to Grand Strand from a single vehicle crash on S.C. 90, according to Wimberly. She said the man was alone in a 2002 Dodge Ram when it went off the left side of the road, hit several trees and flipped onto its roof. It was unclear if the man wore a seat belt.

Additional detail about the crashes was not immediately available.

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