Car hit horse and rider in Ocean Shores, injuring both

A car hit a horse and rider in Ocean Shores Tuesday evening, injuring both the animal and the woman riding it, according to Washington State Patrol.

The collision happened 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on State Route 115 near Damon Road in Ocean Shores, according to a State Patrol press memo. A man driving a Subaru Legacy southbound on SR 115 crashed into the horse and woman, causing the woman to be thrown from her horse.

The injured woman was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, and the horse was transported to Brady Veterinary Hospital in Montesano, according to the memo. The man driving the car was not injured.

The driver, the memo reads, “said the sun was in his eyes and he did not see the horse and rider.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, the hospital was not able to share an update on the woman’s condition and the animal hospital was not able to share an update on the horse’s condition.

Sara Gentzler joined The Olympian in June 2019. She primarily covers Thurston County government and its courts, as well as breaking news. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Creighton University.