2 Horses Rescued From Trailer Rollover, LIVINGSTON, August 12, 2018 - At approximately 6:30 am on August 12, 2018, a white 2000 Chevy pickup, driven by Earnest Tyrone White, 25, of Livingston, was south-bound on the 59 feeder. White was pulling a horse trailer with two horses inside when a rear tire on the trailer blew out. The blowout caused White's pickup to leave the pavement to the left. White over corrected right as his pickup left the pavement on the other side and his trailer turned over and rolled. The trailer detatched and came to rest on the right side of the pavement on it's side with the frightened horses entrapped. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit was dispatched to the scene with the Jaws-of-Life. Additionally, Officers Kaleb Barker, Sergeant Ronnie Bogany, and Detective Marty Drake with the Livingston Police Department were summoned. Assistance was also given by State Troopers and the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Using the extraction equipment and lots of patience, the horses were eventually helped to their feet and led to the nearby grass where they calmly began to graze. White was cited for no insurance.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Officers Kaleb Barker (left) and Sergeant Ronnie Bogany with the Livingston Police Department investigated the accident.
Volunteer Fireman, Rocky "Magnum" Richards holds a rope as one of the horses began to jump to his feet.
With a little pull of a rope, the second horse began to regain his footing (hoofing?... whatever).
Commissioner and fireman, Tommy Overstreet guides the horse safely from the trailer.
Seemingly no big deal to the horses, they casually began to graze on the hosptial lawn grass.
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