View mobile site
Follow us on
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | 6:08 p.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Posted: 12:58 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif. —
Three horses were killed after they got onto northbound Interstate Highway 280 near Stanford Saturday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The horses were first reported on the highway near Alpine Road at 4:50 a.m., according to CHP Officer James Evans.
A vehicle reportedly hit one or more of the horses shortly thereafter, followed by a second vehicle that hit one of the horses that was down in the slow lane, Evans said.
The second vehicle overturned after hitting a horse. One vehicle occupant complained of pain and was taken to Stanford Hospital, Evans said.
A Sig-alert was issued at 5:46 a.m., shutting down northbound traffic until the alert was canceled just before 7 a.m., Evans said.
County animal control officials responded to the scene and the horses were towed off the road, Evans said.
Although three horses were killed on the roadway, a fourth horse was found alive down the road, apparently unharmed, Evans said.
Evans said authorities are trying to track down the horses' owner.
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.