Horse and cart hit by car - three injured

Horse and car hit by car - three injured

Horse and car hit by car - three injured

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THREE people were taken to be hospital after their horse and cart was hit by a car last night.

Ambulance crews were called to the incident near to The Running Horse public house in Long Bank, Bewdley, just before 8.40pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma team were despatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered three people who had been injured when the horse and cart they were travelling in had been in collision with a car.

“The first patient, a man in his 30s, was assessed and treated for leg and hip pain and was immobalised with the use of a spinal board.

“A woman in her 30s was treated for a fractured left arm whilst the third patient, a young girl, was assessed and treated for a fractured ankle and back pain.

“All three patients were conveyed by ambulances in convoy to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of all three patients and of their conditions.

“The horse was also hit in the collision but did not appear to be injured.

“The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.”

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6:03pm Sat 12 Apr 14

goodygoody says...

I hope a vet was also called to the incident because horses may not appear injured but could have internal injuries.
I hope a vet was also called to the incident because horses may not appear injured but could have internal injuries. goodygoody
  • Score: 8

6:04pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Bufton Tufton says...

Thank God no one ( including the horse ) appears to have been seriously injured although doesn't our James in his now infamous Worcester News article "Cyclists are a Nuisance on the Road", advocate banning horses ( as well as cyclists ) from the public highway?
"While we’re on the subject we should also ban horses from the roads."
http://www.worcester
news.co.uk/features/
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Thank God no one ( including the horse ) appears to have been seriously injured although doesn't our James in his now infamous Worcester News article "Cyclists are a Nuisance on the Road", advocate banning horses ( as well as cyclists ) from the public highway? "While we’re on the subject we should also ban horses from the roads." http://www.worcester news.co.uk/features/ fairpoint/10800707.C yclists_are_a_nuisan ce_on_the_road/ Bufton Tufton
  • Score: 3

2:54pm Sun 13 Apr 14

lilboo says...

Probably another driver that couldn't be bothered taking an extra couple if seconds to pass safely!
Probably another driver that couldn't be bothered taking an extra couple if seconds to pass safely! lilboo
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

The Curious Kumquat says...

This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.
This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads. The Curious Kumquat
  • Score: -1

3:10pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MJI says...

lilboo wrote:
Probably another driver that couldn't be bothered taking an extra couple if seconds to pass safely!
It was dark, if there were no reflectors it is possible it was not seen until the last minute.
[quote][p][bold]lilboo[/bold] wrote: Probably another driver that couldn't be bothered taking an extra couple if seconds to pass safely![/p][/quote]It was dark, if there were no reflectors it is possible it was not seen until the last minute. MJI
  • Score: 3

12:33pm Tue 15 Apr 14

lilboo says...

The Curious Kumquat wrote:
This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.
Right so all fields are free and accessible to ride across are they? I'm pretty sure a lot are private property as is my own land. While it is legal to ride on the roads I will continue to do that in a safe and legal way-the pity is the likes of you can't afford the same courtesy to horse and rider as you're in your car rushing to get to the oh so important venue at the risk to anything that might get in your way!
[quote][p][bold]The Curious Kumquat[/bold] wrote: This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.[/p][/quote]Right so all fields are free and accessible to ride across are they? I'm pretty sure a lot are private property as is my own land. While it is legal to ride on the roads I will continue to do that in a safe and legal way-the pity is the likes of you can't afford the same courtesy to horse and rider as you're in your car rushing to get to the oh so important venue at the risk to anything that might get in your way! lilboo
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Tue 15 Apr 14

debbiejm says...

The Curious Kumquat wrote:
This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.
Bigots like you are a pain! Transport started with the horse!!! We have has much right ( if not more) to be on the road. We pay insurance!!! Now!, cyclists are another matter...
[quote][p][bold]The Curious Kumquat[/bold] wrote: This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.[/p][/quote]Bigots like you are a pain! Transport started with the horse!!! We have has much right ( if not more) to be on the road. We pay insurance!!! Now!, cyclists are another matter... debbiejm
  • Score: -2

6:45am Thu 17 Apr 14

iamthebinman says...

debbiejm wrote:
The Curious Kumquat wrote:
This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.
Bigots like you are a pain! Transport started with the horse!!! We have has much right ( if not more) to be on the road. We pay insurance!!! Now!, cyclists are another matter...
Worcester CTC has 400 insured members this year which is only one cycling insurance company. If drivers take the same care overtaking cyclists as they do horses there would be far less serious accidents.
[quote][p][bold]debbiejm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Curious Kumquat[/bold] wrote: This isn't the 1800's, the car has long since surpassed the horse as a method of transport so why ride the things on the road? If you must have one then stick to fields and stuff, much safer than busy roads.[/p][/quote]Bigots like you are a pain! Transport started with the horse!!! We have has much right ( if not more) to be on the road. We pay insurance!!! Now!, cyclists are another matter...[/p][/quote]Worcester CTC has 400 insured members this year which is only one cycling insurance company. If drivers take the same care overtaking cyclists as they do horses there would be far less serious accidents. iamthebinman
  • Score: 2

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