A Houston police horse has suffered fatal injuries in an accident while on duty. The horse, named Charlotte, who had been with the force for four years, suffered serious injuries to her hind legs and was euthanized at the scene of the accident.
The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. on a weekday morning on Fannin. Charlotte was struck by a cement truck. The officer riding her suffered injuries and had to be hospitalized. Charlotte had been with the force for four years. The accident is being investigated, but it’s believed that the driver of the cement truck was not at fault for the accident.
Anytime someone is on the roads with vehicles without the protection of a vehicle, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, or even police horses, they are in danger of being seriously injured if they become involved in an accident. In many cases, the driver of the automobile is at fault for the accident. The driver may not be paying careful attention to his or her surroundings, may be speeding, or could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you have been involved in an accident with a vehicle, call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 or visit our YouTube channel. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.