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August 3, 2018

BLOOD AND MAYHEM:

2 SEPARATE ACCIDENTS SECONDS AND YARDS APART ON U.S. 23 NEAR LOUISA CITY LIMITS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT SENDS LOCAL EMERGENCY UNITS INTO CRISIS OVERDRIVE

TWIN WRECKS INVOLVED HORSE, FEMALE PEDESTRIAN, AND THREE MOTOR VEHICLES

AUGUST 3, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

It was like a scene out of one of any of the Final Destination movie series.

Chaos filled the Louisa area late Thursday night when a freak auto accident involving a car directly striking a horse running through the middle of a busy 4 lane highway was made worse when it led to a near simultaneous ricochet seconds later when 3 other vehicles crashed into one another, causing one of them to hit a pedestrian who just happened to be walking on the side of the road at that spot.

According to the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency, at just before 10:30 P.M., Lawrence County E-911 received multiple calls that an automobile had been in a collision with a horse running down the northbound lane highway of U.S. 23, directly in front of Quality Metals.

Lawrence County E-911 dispatched the Louisa Fire Department and Netcare Ambulance - Lawrence County-  to the accident scene.

When emergency units arrived to the crash site, they discovered the accident situation was way worse, and were told by eyewitnesses that the first wreck involving the car and the horse had led seconds later to a just as bad second motor vehicle accident, involving three more automobiles, with one of the 3 crashed vehicle ending up striking an individual who was walking on the side of the northbound lane of U.S. 23.

Emergency officials made a call for a regional air medical ambulance helicopter, which landed about a half-hour later, directly landing on U.S. 23 near the wreck scene to transport a seriously injured patient to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia; while a second injured patient was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center. It is unknown as this time how many people total were involved in the chaotic pair of the accident collisions.

As for the horse, the original source that instigated the chain of events, law enforcement officials confirmed that the horse was killed when it was hit by the first vehicle.

Northbound U.S. 23 was closed for around 2 hours, at 12:30 A.M., in which one northbound lane was opened for traffic, and finally both lanes opened after the wreck scene was cleared at around 1:15 A.M.

Keep checking back with the Levisa Lazer as we attempt to gather more definitive information in regards and surroundings of both of the accidents.

 

 

Comments  

0 #6 Wonderer 2018-08-10 13:24
I really hope everyone is ok but who's horse was it? I don't think Lawrence county has any wild horses roaming around so it has to belong to someone!!!??
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0 #5 Fenor 2018-08-04 13:05
Uh, im no mathematician, but isnt 12:30 to 1:15 45 minutes instead of 2 hours?
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+3 #4 Ryan Caudill 2018-08-03 22:30
Clearly this part needs to get their story straight. Read the first one that’s what really happened. I was the one to call over the horse then the lady. I watched what happened from the beginning to the end. Nobody should have to see nor go through on what happened last night. Breaking news needs to get the story straight before they post anything about the collision.
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+1 #3 Wondering 2018-08-03 18:06
Did anybody claim the horse
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+2 #2 Myra 2018-08-03 16:54
sending up praises! Why don't these people keep there horses leashed up??
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0 #1 What? 2018-08-03 14:55
I think that quality metals is north of Louisa 23/3 intersection not between Rt.32 and Rt 3.
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