Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Two Vehicles Strike Horse on Route 1 in Littleton

Maine State Police say a horse had to be euthanized after it ran into the road and was struck by a car and a tractor trailer near the Houlton-Littleton town line Friday evening.

457516027
Alex_Schmidt/Thinkstock

The accident happened on Route 1 around 7:20 p.m., according to a news release from Sgt. Josh Haines.

Police say 68-year-old Brian McDougal of New Sweden was driving a 2017 Subaru when the horse ran into the roadway and struck the passenger side of his car.

Moments later, a 1996 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by 35-year-old Geary Bonville of Presque Isle also struck the horse. Police say both drivers were wearing seat belts and were not injured in the crash.

The owner of the horse had the animal put down by a neighbor due to the extent of its injuries.

Both vehicles sustained damage, but were able to be driven from the scene.

State Trooper Nick Casavant is the primary investigator and was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Josh Haines as well as Houlton Police Department.

The collision was in the same area of Route 1 where a woman was injured last year when her car struck a horse that had wandered out onto the highway.

 

Best of Q96.1

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q961.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WQHR 96.1 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WQHR 96.1 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.