A horse was hit by a train near Alorton on Tuesday morning, but appeared to be OK.
Kathy Firkins, a nearby resident, said the horse belonged to a neighbor. Railroad police had yet to locate the owner Tuesday afternoon.
”He told me it was cut pretty bad on the front — I asked if he was dead. He said no, the officer told me he was up but was just standing there,” Firkins said.
The accident occurred between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday. The railroad officer tied the horse up.
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Randy Grim from Randy’s Rescue Ranch said the horse appeared to be blind. He said he had a veterinarian standing by to look the horse over. Firkins said the horse belonged to her neighbor and that there was no fencing on the property.