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Assateague Island Horse Hit by Car

Assateague Island Alliance

BERLIN, Md. (AP) - A national park says a member of its herd was hit by a car on Maryland's Eastern Shore near Virginia.

The Daily Times of Salisbury cites a Facebook post from the Assateague Island National Seashore that says the 2-year-old stallion known as Adriana's Yankee Prince was hit by a motorist on the Route 611 causeway Monday night.

The driver reported the incident and was not injured.

The horse was found Tuesday morning with a swollen left hind leg. But park officials say he was able to place full weight on the leg and move around without much difficulty. He also had a small cut over his left rib cage.

Park wildlife staff will monitor the horse.

An investigation is ongoing.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.