Truck crashes into horse in Kane County, leaves man in serious condition
KANE COUNTY, Ill. - A man was seriously injured after hitting a horse on Illinois Route 47 early Thursday.
Kane County deputies say a Hampshire man, 39, was traveling south on Route 47 in a Dodge Ramm pickup truck when he hit a "large" horse near the intersection of Rohrsen Road.
The deputy on scene found the horse on the road and the truck off the roadway close by around 12:40 a.m. The sheriff's office says it appears that the truck hit the horse then left the roadway after the impact.
The man was transported by helicopter to Lutheran General Hospital.
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Deputies spoke with the horse’s owner who was actively out searching for it. The owner believes the horse was suffering from a medical issue and broke out of the stable before the crash.
Kane County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kane County Drone Team, Pingree Grove Fire/EMS, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Kane County Office of Emergency Management and LifeNet.
At this time, the investigation is ongoing no tickets have been issued.