Stallion struck by car on Assateague Island, officials say

Assateague Island Horses

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. (WAVY/AP) — A 2-year-old stallion was struck by a car and injured earlier  this week on Assateague Island, officials with the National Park Service say.

Officials said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Monday along the Route 611 causeway.

The horse, which is known as Adriana’s Yankee Prince, was found Tuesday morning and had a small laceration on his rib cage and a swollen left hind leg.

Officials said the horse was able to put full weight on the leg and was foraging with little difficulty. 

The driver was not injured and an investigation is ongoing. Park staff will continue to monitor the horse’s condition throughout the next few weeks.

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

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