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City of Midland, TX
Monday April 23rd, 2012 :: 08:27 a.m. CDT

Horse Incident

The Midland Police Department responded to an incident at 5:41pm at the intersection of Todd Drive and Marie Drive.

Upon arrival, emergency responders found out that two people were horseback riding near the fence line of a 5-acre lot near Todd Drive. The wind picked up and had blown a plastic bag in the air, which startled one of the horses. Rider Pedro Molina lost control of his startled horse and fell off. The horse ran into the intersection of Todd Drive and Marie Drive and hit a white flatbed nursery pick-up truck that was heading southbound.

The horse was killed instantly on impact. The driver, Cruz Castillo, was fine. Pedro Molina was transported to the Midland Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

City of Midland, TX
300 North Loraine Street
Midland, TX 79701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 432-685-7100

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