Area OPP Police Press Releases

Horse Runs Into Vehicle

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – On Saturday, December 19, 2020, at approximately 7:04 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Oxford County Detachment investigated a collision at a Highway 59, Norwich Township address.

It has been determined that at approximately 6;00 p.m., a motor vehicle was travelling on Highway 59 between New road and Ninth Road when a horse ran into the side of  the vehicle. The horse then fled from the area in an unknown direction, so it is not known in the animal suffered any injuries. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at over $2,000.

Police are urging all drivers to expect the unexpected and to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Drivers need to focus their attention on their driving ability and avoid any unnecessary distractions.

“It’s not always possible to avoid a collision with an animal, particularly if it suddenly runs or flies onto the road. But drivers can take sensible precautions to minimize the risk of a collision. Motorists are being urged to drive with caution and within the speed limit and to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Predictable is preventable, make safety a priority.’ – Inspector Tony Hymers, Detachment Commander, Oxford County OPP.       

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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