A serious accident in the early hours of Saturday, the 3rd, left a man in serious condition and a horse dead on the Candido Portinari highway, near Jardim Paineiras, in the North Zone of France.
According to the Fire Department, the driver of a Fiat Stilo was following the highway towards Franca-Cristais Paulista, when at kilometer 406, near a footbridge, he ran over a horse that was loose on the track.
With the violence of the impact, the car was completely destroyed. After the accident, a truck traveling in the same direction also ran over the animal, which was killed on the road.
The Stilo driver, who is from Sacramento (MG) and was spending the day in Franca, suffered serious injuries to his face and arms. No one on the cart was hurt.
A Fire Department Rescue team was triggered and rescued the victim to Santa Casa de Franca. It was necessary to spread sawdust on the tread, as there was a large oil leak from the trailer.
The animal was removed by a team from the DER (Department of Roads and Highways) and was sent to the Municipal Sanitary Landfill. The accident was registered by a team of the Military Highway Police that attended the scene.