Two Horses Trapped in Horrific Rollover

Twister and Sally in turned over horse trailer.
Twister and Sally in turned over horse trailer.

Manteca, California – Multiple agencies responded to a horse trailer rollover with two horses trapped inside.  The Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department, Manteca Animal Control, California Highway Patrol and San Joaquin County Sheriff all responded for the request for assistance to free the trapped horses.  No details are available for the cause of the accident.

The two horses trapped inside were carefully extricated from the wreckage by crews with specialized training.  “These calls are generally high risk, low frequency, and highly technical,” the Fire Department wrote on their Facebook page.

Once freed, the horses were rushed to the veterinarian hospital for evaluation.  Sally, the Paint mare, had severe lacerations on her face.  The lacerations are all superficial and she is expected to make a full recovery.  Twister, the sorrel, was pinned upside down with his head down for over an hour, appears to be unhurt except a sore hip and scraped back.  The horses are expected to be discharged from the hospital on Monday.

Twister and Sally in turned over horse trailer.
Twister and Sally in turned over horse trailer.
Horse in wreckage
Crews working to free Twister
Sally freed from the wreckage.
Horse in wreckage
Twister freed from the wreckage
Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773

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