A wild horse was injured after striking a vehicle near Salt River on Friday.
The incident comes one day after a wild stallion was hit and killed by a car in the same area.
Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) said on Friday they received reports of a second incident involving a horse along Bush Highway near the Bluepoint Recreation area.
A driver and her passenger were driving along Bush Highway when a horse running northbound struck the driver’s side, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Due to the damage, it is believed the horse struck the car.
A passenger in the car was injured after being struck in the face by flying debris inside the car, officials said
Neither alcohol nor speed is believed to be factors in this collision.
As a result of the two incidents, MCDOT says they will be placing speed feedback signs to remind people to slow down in the area.
With the July Fourth weekend coming up, traffic in the area is expected to increase as people head to recreation areas along Bush Highway. MCDOT is asking drivers to:
- Slow down
- Watch for horses
- Avoid distractions