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Car crashes through barricades, hits horse and rider during Christmas parade

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A horse and its rider are recovering following getting strike by a auto all through a Xmas parade.

Spanish Fork law enforcement arrested a driver on suspicion of driving underneath the affect. They explained the human being drove into a blocked-off intersection, then struck a horse and its rider at roughly 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Adams, president of the Diamond Fork Riding Club, was in the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights parade behind a team of 20 riders on horses walking southbound. He reported he realized one thing was improper when he noticed law enforcement heading north with only their lights on.

“Had they occur in with blaring sirens, that could’ve been a further incident taking place,” he said. “They have been intelligent.”

Adams said the pink auto was heading 30-35 mph when it passed him.

“I felt like another person, or a thing was heading to die,” he claimed. “One of our horses is likely to die, a single of our guys is heading to die.”

Adams stated he noticed the brake lights, but it was also late.

“He slid correct into the back again of the horse,” he claimed. “The rider came off and then fell in entrance of the car.”

The rider was Trent Anderson. He was on his 27-calendar year-old horse, Duncan.

“By the time I understood what was going on, we had been rolling off the car or truck and onto the asphalt,” Anderson recalled.

He reported he remembered listening to the crash and Duncan struggling in the road.

“The sparks coming off of her toes, I’m grateful that she was in a position to slide and she’s Ok,” Anderson mentioned. “We’re both of those sore right now.”

Anderson and Duncan have insignificant accidents. EMS workers on the scene handled him, and Duncan was able to walk the relaxation of the parade route.

Adams mentioned police speedily arrested the driver.

“I set my truck in park and ran in excess of, and as I was finding there, the officers who were northbound now got to the driver’s door,” Adams defined.

Adams and Anderson reported they’re grateful others weren’t wounded.

“There’s so a lot of little little ones that have been out on the road that night time that could’ve been damage,” Anderson explained.

He mentioned he and Duncan are envisioned to make a entire recovery.

“This won’t sluggish us down at all,” Anderson claimed. “As before long as I’m feeling better and she’s sensation much better, we’ll be again at it.”