Just after 1 a.m. a Harley Davidson motorcycle driver was driving down FM 1484. Just as he approached Ike White Road he spotted a horse in the road. Unable to take evasive action he laid down the 2008 Harley.
When he got up he realized there was a second horse and a pickup truck heading in his direction. The driver attempted to stop but instead the truck slammed into the other horse killing it instantly.
Montgomery County 911 was called sending DPS, MCHD and North Montgomery County Fire Department to the scene. As the North Montgomery County Engine was approaching the scene the first horse darted out in front of it and was almost struck.
The motorcycle driver was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital in stable condition. His bike had continued down the road and ran into the tree line.
The truck suffered heavy right front damage but the driver was uninjured.
As DPS Trooper Reece investigated the crash Montgomery County Sheriff’ Deputy Stein and Degner attempted to locate the injured horse that was hit by the motorcycle.
Speedy’s Wrecker was able to get the dead horse off the roadway which was later removed from the scene by TXDOT.
Using a thermal imager Deputy Degner was able to locate the injured horse several hundred yards away in the backyard of a home.
Marshall with Montgomery Precinct 5 Constables Office who was the on-call livestock officer for the weekend responded to the scene and after some coaxing was able to load the injured horse onto a trailer and transport it back to the Magnolia holding facility.
An owner has not yet been identified, however both horses were marked with identical brands.