The life of a 14-year-old boy was tragically cut short after being hit by a car while riding a stolen horse on a Dallas highway, and two other teenagers were receiving treatment for their injuries.
A car hits the horses as they gallop on the highway
According to a statement from the Dallas Police Department, the incident happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and an investigation found that all three teenagers – 14, 16 and 17 years old – were riding stolen horses. .
In unique play, a car hit motorists on the Great Trinity Forest Way near Interstate 45 (aka the Julius Schepps Freeway). Sadly, the youngest teenager did not survive.
In addition, one of the horses was killed at the scene, while another had to be euthanized by a veterinarian. However, the third horse is expected to survive its wounds.
As for the two surviving teenage riders, they are reported to be being treated at a local hospital and “remain in a stable condition”.
Footage of the authorities reacting to the scene was broadcast by WFAAand you can check out a clip of the coverage below.
Drivers do not face charges
Although there is an ongoing investigation into the ordeal, authorities note that “no charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle in connection with the crash.”
Based on Everybodythe authorities pointed out that—despite “preliminary information” [suggested] the driver involved left the scene”—the motorcyclist “did not leave and remained at the location.”
We should also note that, although the horses in this case were stolen, it is perfectly legal to ride horses on the road in most states and it became a trend last year due to high prices. gasoline soars, ABC13 report.
There are no further updates at this time and our condolences to the family of the 14-year-old boy. In addition, we wish the other teens a speedy and seamless recovery.