Xin Xin Liu, News9.com
CRAIG COUNTY, Oklahoma – A Welch, Oklahoma man riding a horse was injured after a car struck the horse in Craig County Saturday night. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
This happened at 8:25 p.m. on Highway 10, approximately one and half miles west of Welch. Troopers said 21-year-old Abraham Vontreger was transported by Eagle Med to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, where he was admitted in stable condition with arm and trunk internal injuries.
According to the OHP accident report, the horse was being ridden westbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 10. A 1995 Toyota 4Runner driven by 18-year-old Gregory Jones was also westbound in the westbound lanes.
Jones claimed he did not see the horse and the rider in the road and struck them. Jones was wearing a seatbelt, and was not injured in the collision, according to the accident report.
Troopers said Vontreger was thrown approximately 45 feet from the impact.
According to the report, the condition of the driver was apparently normal. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.