Wandering livestock is a problem in many rural areas and wandering horses sent a DeKalb County, Alabama woman to the hospital with serious injuries on Monday of this week.

According to reports, the Sylvania woman was travelling on DeKalb County Road 88 when she came up on the animals.  She told Alabama State Troopers that she didn’t have time to stop and struck the horses.  She was identified as 32 year old Haley Wright and was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Huntsville.

Wandering livestock has been a problem in Chattooga County as well, fortunately there have been no serious accidents up to this point.  While animals will occasionaly find a way out of confinement, there are some who simply don’t have adequate facilities to restrain their animals.  Owners are responsible if someone is injured while livestock wanders in the roadway.