Horse and trap pair seriously injured in collision with van

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A TEEANGER and a man suffered serious injuries after a collision with a van on a road beside the A19.

A white Vauxhall van, driven by a man in his 40s, collided with the rear of a horse and cart at 8.50pm on Monday (June 23) on the A168 near Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club, South Kilvington.

A 19-year-old local woman who was riding in the trap from the South Kilvington roundabout towards the B1448, near Thirsk, sustained serious injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

A 43-year-old local man, who was walking at the side of the pony and trap, sustained serious injuries, including a broken leg, broken arm and broken jaw, and was also taken to the hospital.

Both casualties are being treated in hospital.

A vet was called to the scene to treat the horse, which sustained a cut to its rear.

The driver of the van was not injured in the collision.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the van or the horse and trap before or during the collision to call 101.

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8:18am Thu 26 Jun 14

jps101 says...

While its not against the law to take a pony and trap on busy roads, the speed difference between that and other road vehicles and the width of the trap, makes it highly likely a collision is going to happen.
Anyone on a horse and trap must have nerves of steel to do this, personally I would be too scared to even think about attempting it.
While its not against the law to take a pony and trap on busy roads, the speed difference between that and other road vehicles and the width of the trap, makes it highly likely a collision is going to happen. Anyone on a horse and trap must have nerves of steel to do this, personally I would be too scared to even think about attempting it. jps101
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