Horses on highway cause two accidents near Cache Creek

Horses who'd escaped their pasture caused accidents for a Kelowna man and a Clinton woman.

Police received several calls about horses on Hwy 97 near Hwy 99 on Sept. 25 just after 11 pm.

Before police could ge there, a pickup truck had collided with one of the horses and an oncoming car had flipped in trying to avoid the first accident.

A Kelowna man driving a southbound pickup stuck and killed one horse. In doing so, his disabled vehicle ended up in the oncoming lane. A northbound Clinton woman did not see the horses in the darkness, but observed the pickup swerve and took evasive action to avoid a collision. She ended up rolling her vehicle and had to be extracted from her vehicle by officers attending the scene. They broke a window in order to help her get out.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were taken to Kamloops’ hospital for observation. The rest of the horses were rounded up by their owner.