Horse dead and woman hospitalised following horror crash in Darlington – Chronicle Live
It is reported that the horse sustained “significant injures” and sadly had to be euthanised at the scene
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A horse has died and a woman has been taken to hospital following a collision which closed a major road on Sunday morning.
Shortly before 11am, police were called to reports of a collision between two cars, a horse, and rider near the Foresters Arms in Coatham Mundeville, Darlington. It is reported that the horse sustained "significant injures" and sadly had to be euthanised at the scene.
The female horse rider also suffered injuries to her leg and was taken to hospital for treatment. The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, but has now been reopened to the public.
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A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary told TeessideLive: "Officers were called shortly before 11am to a collision near the Foresters Arms, at Coatham Mundeville, involving a horse and rider and two vehicles. The female rider of the horse has been taken to hospital with a leg injury.
"Tragically, the horse suffered significant injures and was euthanised at the scene to prevent further suffering. The road was closed while officers worked at the scene but has since reopened."
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