Tayside and Central Scotland

Police appeal after horse throws rider

A woman was thrown from her horse after a biker drove towards her at speed, police have said.

The horse reared up when the bike failed to slow down on a road in Birkhill, Angus, on Sunday afternoon.

Tayside Police said the 25-year-old woman, from Dundee, landed on a wall before falling to the ground.

She was treated for a possible fracture of the coccyx and other injuries. The driver failed to stop and left the scene.

The incident happened at about 1315 BST on Dronley Road.

Legal right

Police said the off-road bike was white or grey. Its rider was described as being of scrawny build, wearing a white helmet and grey cagoule top.

Sgt Gary Aitken said: "Drivers must ensure they approach slowly and widely providing the horse and rider with plenty of space to ensure the safety of the rider and others.

''Horses and vehicles both have a legal right to be on the road, however both horse riders and drivers need to be aware of each other and adapt their riding and driving behaviour accordingly."

Sgt Aitken appealed for witnessed to the incident to come forward.

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