Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Horse killed in Isle of Wight car crash

A horse has been killed and a rider injured when they were hit by a car on the Isle of Wight.

The woman, in her 40s, was riding along Dinglers Hill, between Shalfleet and Newport, with a friend on Monday evening when the accident happened.

The horse suffered severe injuries and was put down by a vet at the scene. The rider, who had fallen from her horse, was treated in hospital.

A woman in her 60s, who was driving the Ford Fiesta car, was unhurt.

The second rider, aged in her 30s, was badly shocked but not injured. She had been riding immediately behind the first horse when the accident happened.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "The woman injured in this collision is totally devastated at the loss of her horse.

"She remains extremely upset about the collision, which could have had far more serious consequences for her personally."

Anyone who saw the accident, or the car or horse riders before it happened, have been urged to contact police.

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