BARTON — A woman was sent to the hospital after a car she was riding in hit a horse in Sutton.
At around 9:00 p.m. police and Barton/Orleans firefighters were notified that a vehicle had hit a horse on US Route 5 near the Barton town line.
A 2006 Saturn being driven by Andrew Reynard, 49, of Newport, was located in a snow bank north of the roadway with front-end damage.
According to the report, horsehair was also observed on the vehicle.
Police say Reynard had been traveling west when two horses ran into the roadway. He was unable to avoid hitting one of them.
Firefighters were able to locate a horse with minor injuries consistent with having been struck at a nearby residence.
The owner was contacted and advised of the incident.
The owner told police it appeared the horse would be fine.
A female passenger suffered injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to NVRH by Lyndon Rescue.
Reynard was also seen at NVRH, and his vehicle was towed from the scene.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.