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Look out for horseback riders (From Individuals)
Lopez Island
July 11, 2018
Posted by Leslie Quenell, Lopez Island
360.468.3306

Sunday there was a horrible accident in Florida when a man was distracted by his cellphone and hit two horseback riders killing both horses and sending riders to the hospital. One of the riders is a 9 year old.

This could happen on Lopez! Please slow down when you see equestrians beside the road! Horses have reactions 7x faster than humans and could be in the road if spooked. As trails for horses dwindle on Lopez, riders have to be on the roads to get anywhere.

Lopez Island still has equestrians! Be aware!