Two men were reportedly transported in critical condition to area trauma centers following an equestrian-vehicle crash on U.S. Business 67 in Sulphur Springs Friday night.
Emergency dispatchers were first contacted via 911 at 8:40 p.m. by a man reporting a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, with major injuries sustained. The crash occurred on U.S. Business 67, west of Hillcrest Drive. A subsequent 911 caller clarified that a vehicle had struck a horse and rider, according to dispatch reports.
Police, deputies, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel responded at the location.
According to reports, the two men were horseback-riding on US 67 as a motorist approached. Due to limited visibility at 8:40 p.m., the approaching motorist reportedly didn’t see them and struck them, causing significant injury to both equine and human riders.
The two men were reportedly unconscious upon officials’ arrival. A landing zone was established near the crash site, where a medical helicopter was landed. Both men were transported to area trauma centers in critical condition for the injuries they sustained.
No further information was available Saturday morning.
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