England had another collision between a horse-drawn wagon and a vehicle. Merseyside Police were called to the accident scene – an investigation has been started. Police are requesting witnesses to step forward with any information about the accident [Friday p.m. on Alderwood Avenue, Speke].
A veterinarian was called to minister to the horse. It was found that the horse had a broken leg and the decision was made to put him down.
According to the wagon driver and other reports, it appears the horse pulling the wagon was also being ridden when the accident occurred. The female rider sustained a sore neck and, on the side of caution, she was taken to the hospital for treatment.
There was also a second horse accompanying the horse-drawn wagon. That horse was also being ridden but the female rider was not hurt, nor was the horse injured during the accident.
Inspector Sue Simmons said,
This was a really distressing incident for everyone involved. The horse suffered a broken leg and, sadly, a vet advised that it had to be put down.
A number of people were involved in the accident that ultimately cost the horse his life. Fortunately, no people were injured during the collision even though everyone involved were shaken by the incident.
Police is anxious to exactly determine what occurred and is requesting anyone with knowledge about the accident to call 101.
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