Woman seeks owner of horses after car accident


Animal crossing: Gloria’s car after the accident with horses near Kota Belud.

KOTA KINABALU: A former journalist was driving to work when she was involved in an accident with a group of horses.

Gloria James said the accident happened on Monday at Kg Batu 4 Pirasan, Kota Belud.

“I was driving when two horses came charging and I couldn’t brake in time,” said the 31-year-old who is now serving as press secretary to a state minister.

“I crashed into the horses, but was unhurt,” she said, adding that the horses did not appear to be injured as they went on their merry way.

Gloria then posted the matter on her Facebook page, urging the horses’ owner to contact her to settle the matter as her vehicle was damaged quite badly.

She said she would give the owner a few days and promised she would not take legal action if the matter was settled amicably.

She pointed out that it is an offence to leave livestock roaming unattended, especially if the animals caused harm or damage.

“I hope the owner will come forward soon as I am forced to rent a car to go to work,” Gloria said.

“Everything is slow now that there is a conditional movement control order (MCO) implemented. I have no choice but to rent a car,” she said.

Gloria said her Facebook post has been shared over a hundred times as of Tuesday afternoon.

The presence of cattle or horses is a common sight in many areas of Sabah, including Kota Belud.

Those leaving their livestock roaming can be compounded under the Control of Animals (Amendment) by-law 2018, among other regulations.

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