Ontario man collides with escaped horses, dies


A 60-year-old man is lifeless after his automobile struck a horse, which was half of a big herd that escaped from a farm close to Newmarket, Ont., Friday morning.

York Regional Police (YRP) officers responded to stories of a single-vehicle rollover within the space of Davis Drive West and Keele Street within the Township of King at round 2:45 a.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they realized that a number of horses from a close-by farm had escaped onto Davis Drive. Police initially stated that 20 to 30 horses have been on the unfastened within the space.

A gray Toyota Corolla reportedly struck a horse on the street after which hit a culvert, inflicting the driving force to be ejected from the automobile, police stated.

The driver, a 60-year-old man from Newmarket, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

“One horse was found deceased at the scene. The remaining horses that were loose were collected and returned to the farm,” police stated in a information launch Friday afternoon.

A herd of horses is seen roaming via a residential space close to the scene of a critical automobile rollover in Newmarket, Ont. on Nov. 11, 2022. (Shauna Fernandes Chagani)

It is unknown how the horses escaped from the farm.

The farm was additionally not recognized by police.

Davis Drive is anticipated to be closed between Keele Street and Dufferin Street for a while as police examine.

In a video despatched to CP24, dozens of the horses are seen strolling via a residential neighbourhood close to the scene of the crash.

“When I was watching it, I thought I was dreaming,” resident Mark Escobar instructed CP24.com.

Escobar lives on Sweetwater Crescent, close to Davis Drive and Bathurst Street, and has cameras arrange round his property.

He stated he was awoken by alerts on his telephone from his digicam at round 2:45 a.m., and was startled by what he noticed within the footage.

“They (horses) got really close to, I guess, the car or one was getting really close to the front door so the camera got triggered because typically if it’s just a random person walking on the sidewalk typically we don’t get notified but I guess it was big, it was huge. Like these things were massive,” he stated.

The scene of a crash in Newmarket, Ont. that noticed dozens of horses set unfastened on Nov. 11, 2022 is seen right here.

Escobar added that the horses left their mark throughout their journey via his neighbourhood.

“There were a bunch of them (horse droppings), like they were everywhere in people’s driveways. They were on the sidewalk, on the streets.”

He stated lots of the droppings have since been cleaned up.

Investigators are asking any witnesses who haven’t but spoken with police or anybody who could have dashcam footage of the collision to contact them at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to name Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or on-line.


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