A van hit a horse and a pregnant mare during the early hours of Friday, on a road in Lugo, Galicia, causing the death of both animals. With the impact, something unprecedented happened: the foal came out of the mare's womb. What happened next is explained in the image of the moment.
The photograph speaks for itself: a dead mare on the road and a foal on top of the body, as if to protect it. Beside – not seen in the photo – another dead horse, a destroyed van and a driver who left unharmed.
It happened in the early hours of Friday, on a road in Lugo, Galicia, advances the Spanish newspaper "La Voz de Galicia". The driver of a van, a 51-year-old man living in A Coruña, crashed into a horse and a mare, pregnant with a fetus, who were in the middle of the road. The individual left the accident unharmed, but the vehicle he was driving was destroyed and the two animals he collided with died. Except for the young that, with the impact of the collision, left the mother's womb. Then he placed himself on top of his body, from which he only came out after a long time, when the emergency services managed to separate the animals and remove the corpse.
According to the same diary, the horses belonged to a resident of the area and would live on a farm a few meters from the accident site, but they will have fled. The animals, the newspaper said, would have their paws tied