Fareham woman killed in horse riding accident

Police sign on Fleet End Road Warsash after a fatal collision between a horse and rider and a Vauxhall Corsa.
Police sign on Fleet End Road Warsash after a fatal collision between a horse and rider and a Vauxhall Corsa.

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A HORSE rider has been killed after the animal she was riding collided with a car.

The 59-year-old woman from Fareham was riding her horse along a bridleway in Warsash when the animal bolted and galloped out of control into Fleet End Road.

It collided with the rear near-side of a passing blue Vauxhall Corsa, throwing its rider and causing her serious head injuries at about 4.15pm yesterday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa, a 53-year-old woman from Locks Heath, was uninjured.

The horse was re-captured and examined by a vet. It sustained only minor injuries and was returned to the stables.

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the collision to call PC James Chapman of Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Celesta.