LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington police are searching for a car that struck a mounted officer's horse during a downtown patrol then fled the scene.
Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/18JiaN1 ) investigators were looking for witnesses and a black vehicle that may have been involved in Thursday night's collision.
Police were called to an intersection near the Lexington Convention Center's Heritage Hall, where officer Raymond Alexander's horse, Paco, was struck. The accident caused Paco to rear and run, dumping Alexander onto the street.
Roberts says there was a tow truck in the area, and a gray or silver car whose drivers might have seen something.
Alexander was treated and released from University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for neck and back pain. Paco had cuts and bruises on his legs.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com