Three in hospital after horse and car collision in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Three in hospital after horse and car collision in Bewdley Three in hospital after horse and car collision in Bewdley

THREE people had to be taken to be hospital after the horse and cart they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a car in Bewdley last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to The Running Horse public house on Long Bank 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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11:06am Sat 12 Apr 14

zeta says...

FANCY DRIVING A HORSE AND CART IN THE DARK ON A VERY BUSY MAIN ROAD GLAD HORSE IS OK................
FANCY DRIVING A HORSE AND CART IN THE DARK ON A VERY BUSY MAIN ROAD GLAD HORSE IS OK................ zeta
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11:54am Sat 12 Apr 14

stour67 says...

I see compo on the way .
I see compo on the way . stour67
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1:15pm Sat 12 Apr 14

jimpbob says...

Cars are fitted with lights so that they can see hazards ahead. Brick walls do not have warnings on them.
Cars are fitted with lights so that they can see hazards ahead. Brick walls do not have warnings on them. jimpbob
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10:13am Wed 16 Apr 14

GGmommy says...

At that time of night the horse and cart simply should not have been on the road, especially not such a busy road as that. Without judging people or conditions I feel that it was a little irresponsible. I used to ride and only in the height of summer would I be out at that time on the roads and with full reflective gear on?
At that time of night the horse and cart simply should not have been on the road, especially not such a busy road as that. Without judging people or conditions I feel that it was a little irresponsible. I used to ride and only in the height of summer would I be out at that time on the roads and with full reflective gear on? GGmommy
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9:42am Fri 18 Apr 14

The Fossa says...

Plenty of horse owners ride in the dark or dusk wearing the right gear to be seen. Question is (apart fromhopefully good hi vis) did the cart have the right lights and reflectors on it because if not then the people with it were breaking the law anyway. If they did then the car driver is maybe more at fault.
Plenty of horse owners ride in the dark or dusk wearing the right gear to be seen. Question is (apart fromhopefully good hi vis) did the cart have the right lights and reflectors on it because if not then the people with it were breaking the law anyway. If they did then the car driver is maybe more at fault. The Fossa
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