Horse Rider Killed After Car Collision

A horse rider's been killed after she was thrown from the animal in a collision with a car.

Police said the 59-year-old was riding along a bridleway when it appeared the horse bolted and galloped out of control into Fleet End Road in Warsash near Southampton.

It then collided with a Vauxhall Corsa and the woman from nearby Fareham was thrown from the horse, sustaining serious head injuries and she died at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa, a 53-year-old woman, was uninjured in the incident.

The horse sustained minor injuries and was returned to stables, a police spokesman said.


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