Driver Strikes and Kills Horse, 2 Hospitalized, LIVINGSTON, December 28, 2015 - Shortly after 6 pm on December 28, 2015, a blue 2012 Ford Focus, driven by Joseph Givannie Sedita, 52, of Livingston, was north-bound on FM-350 North. Sedita's vehicle struck a horse that was standing in his lane about a mile north of Creek Bend Drive. The horse caved in Sedita's windshield and part of the roof, and was killed on impact. What happened was, there was a 17 year old female rider that was riding on the horse in a field adjacent to FM-350 North. The horse rider came upon some dogs that spooked the horse. The horse bucked the rider off and ran to FM-350 where it was struck by Sedita. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Javier Segura with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. The horse rider (whose name has not been released) was transported by private vehicle to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Sedita was also transported to CHI (by ambulance) with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on 350 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker recovered Sedita's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
The impact colapsed the horse into the hood and windshield of Sedita's 2012 Ford Focus.
Passers by came upon the wreck and was able to help Joseph Sedita from his vehicle.
Sedita was in serious pain.
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