Dog found after carriage crash; police still looking for car

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 7:23 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A dog has was reunited with its owner Friday afternoon after a car slammed into the horse-drawn carriage it was riding in.  The accident happened Thursday night at Sixth St. and Main in Downtown Louisville.

Police said a driver was going the wrong way on Main when hit the carriage around 9:00 Thursday night.

 The passengers and carriage driver are okay but the dog ran off and was missing for several hours.

A happy reunion took place for carriage driver Christine Campbell and her dog Kuric.

"My family is back together.  I'm whole again," says Campbell.

It's been a harrowing 24 hours for Christine, who has been driving carriages for 14 years for Louisville Horse Trams.

"The next thing I know I hear the crash and I go flying," Campbell said.

The red Taurus or Camaro hit the carriage which knocked Campbell and the passengers into the street. The horse took off and was finally caught by police blocks away. Her dog Kuric ran away.

"I wanted to know where the dog was but I had to get the horse because that is a public safety issue," says Campbell.

The passengers and Campbell were all treated and released from local hospitals

And by Friday afternoon, Kuric was found safe downtown. Meantime, the horse involved, Martha, is also resting up at the farm in Oldham County. The owner of Louisville Horse Trams, Julie Davis, says this could have been much worse.

"What happened last night could have happened to a pedestrian or another car," Davis said.

Police are looking for the vehicle in this hit and run. It's described as an older model Taurus or Camaro. It is low riding and has damage to the hood, according to police.

 

There is more information on Kuri at the Louisville Horse Trams Facebook page.

 

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