Update: Vehicle Hits Horse and Rider in Morgan County

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EVA, Ala. (WHNT)– A Morgan County woman is recovering from brain surgery after being struck by a car as she rode a horse Saturday night.  Alabama State Troopers say Jackie Brown King, 35, was riding the horse along Lawrence Cove Road when a car struck the horse she was riding.

A helicopter took King to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.  The exact cause of the wreck is still under investigation.  There is no word on the horse’s fate.

27 comments

  • CC

    Dark….speed, no reflectors…not paying attention…to many factors on both sides. Prayers to the young lady and her fam….and her horse. If this is a area that I think it is…no one should be speeding through there especially at night. Expect the unexpected and be alert. And always after dark…wear reflectors…..or bright coloring. Hopefully, the drive or whoever is paying attention. God Bless.

    • Renee

      It isn’t as safe as in the day, but this is the country and a small country road. People need to pay closer attention to their driving. I see it in the daytime and nighttime.

  • n. richardson

    Horses, bicycles etc have as much right to the road as cars. We drive too fast, and have no respect for the other person. Slow down and live.p.

    • JN

      I’m sorry but I have to disagree. Bikes and horses do NOT belong on the roads and I do not know why the law allows it. Especially at times of low visibility. They cannot keep up to the speed limit, they are uninsured “motorists” and they do not pay for tags, taxes nor license to be on the road. I drive Hobbs Island Rd twice a day and trust me…I pay attention, drive the speed limit with two hands on the the wheel because these bicyclists ride in the middle of the lane like they own the road. If you have ever driven that road you know that it is a curvy road with lots of dips and hills, has little to ZERO shoulder and has NUMEROUS dump trucks running it constantly. Speed limit is 45 mph, bicyclist going 18-22 mph, curve, no shoulder and a dump truck coming the other way…what are YOU going to do???? I think this thought around every curve and over every dip for 8 miles twice a day. Common sense people…dead right is still dead.

    • willingham family

      Nikkie, Jackie, her father and her whole family are great people and friends. Would you please keep us posted on her injuries and condition.

  • Kaela

    For anyone interested a donation account has been set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union for Jackie Brown King. This account will be used to help with any medical and miscellanous expenses involving her medical treatment and recovery. The name of this account is Jackie Brown King Donation Fund. Account # is 51006627975. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

  • Timmy

    For anyone interested a donation account has been set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union for Jackie Brown King. This account will be used to help with any medical and miscellanous expenses involving her medical treatment and recovery. The name of this account is Jackie Brown King Donation Fund. Account # is 51006627975. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

  • Peggy

    All the nasty comments can be done without. This is my cousin we are talking about! It’s a lot worse than has been told. She needs prayers, not criticism!

  • kristen

    yes Peggy you are right Jackie is an amazing girl whatever she done is not the issue now its whether she is going to be ok after all of this. Prayers go to her and her husband and father.

  • JN

    It is a tragic accident and I do hope that everyone (rider, driver and horse) makes a quick and complete recovery. However, bikes and horses do NOT belong on the roads and I do not know why the law allows it. Especially at night. They cannot keep up to speed, they are uninsured “motorists” and they do not pay for tags, taxes nor license to be on the road. Common sense people…dead right is still dead. And so many unanswered questions…if it is a dark country road then the rider should have seen and/or heard the car coming and gotten off the road. Do we know the driver was speeding and/or not paying attention?

  • Gail

    I will be praying for Jackie and her family, as well as whoever hit her & the horse. The circumstance of the accident is totally irrelevant right now people! That’s whats wrong now in this country, we are quick to judge & no sympathy & prayer for our fellow man. People wake up, it could be any one of our family members. Please if your not going to help pray for her, at least keep your nasty comments to yourself. Have a little respect at please, thats what you would want for your loved ones or friends isn’t it?

  • Gail Barnes

    I pray she is going to be ok. Whatever circumstance caused this tragedy is totally irrelevant now. How can you people be so heartless to criticize while she is fighting for her life? Wake up people, accidents happen & it could have been your family member or friend that had an accident like this. I don’t know this poor girl, but my heart hurts for her & her family. Its called sympathy for my fellow man. If your not going to pray for her and everyone involved, then please have the decency to respect her & her family & keep your nasty comments to yourself! Im sick of seeing this when there is a tragedy such as this. I lost my 17 year old niece 3months ago in accidental drowning & the comments that were posted where horrible! So please at least if you want to say anything, for instance just say ” Thinking of whoever” & leave it at that! Im sure even that would be appreciated….

  • Sistian Noel Bohanan

    To the ARROGANT saying she had no business being on the road because she “can’t keep up to the speed limit, doesn’t have a license, tag or insurance”…. I would LOVE to see you walk up to an Amish and tell them that although they don’t believe in using cars and they drive a buggy with no insurance that doesn’t have a tag and is… OH MY… DRIVEN BY HORSE!!!!! that they don’t belong on the road!!! SERIOUSLY!! You all are the SAME ones that say motorcycles don’t belong on the road!! And if this had been a kid riding a fourwheeler which ARE ILLEGAL you would be saying poor kid. I was 14 and not old enough to drive and saddled up my horse to ride over to a friends house since I lived, and still do, in the country. I was on the shoulder in the county right of way and had some JACKASS thought it would be funny to lay on the horn as he passed us and spooked her causing me to be thrown and resulted in me going to the hospital and it took 2 HOURS to find my horse after working with friends, family, and law enforcement to find her!! IT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY TOO!! Just because you have a license to operate a car does NOT mean you own the dang road!!! And instead of being a jerk about this you can do what NORMAL people do and offer sympathy!!! As as the old saying goes if you cant say something nice SHUT UP!!! Peggy, Text me and let me know how she’s doing! Love you girl and I’m praying for you all!!

  • sarah

    This isnt here so you can put nasty comments about her riding at night!This is about a great woman mother of a young son, wife, friend, daughter, cousin, friend to many losing her precious life yesterday morning. Instead of you trashing her or people about riding at night, PRAY FOR HER FAMILY!

  • KB

    I’m heart broken that Jackie did not pull through this. She was an awesome young lady and will be missed by so many people. Thoughts and prayers to her son, husband and parents!!

  • KB

    JN, That’s your opinion; however it’s not the law. Therefore, motorist have the responsibility to share the roads with bikes, horses etc… Jackie was operating within the law and did nothing wrong.

  • KB

    JN, That’s your opinion; however the law states differently. Motorists have the responsibility to share the roads with bikes, horses, etc… Jackie was operating within the law and did nothing wrong.

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