Waterlooville man killed in horse accident at Clanfield named

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POLICE have named a man killed in a horse accident.

Terrence George Eastman, a 52-year-old gas engineer from Lovedean Lane, Waterlooville, died at Southampton General Hospital hours after the incident on Sunday.

As reported, a horse and trap carrying Mr Eastman and a female friend was travelling towards Clanfield on the Hambledon Road when the horse became agitated.

The woman got out of the trap in order to calm the animal, but the horse became more distressed and bolted – dragging Mr Eastman in the trap with it.

The carriage then collided with a road sign and Mr Eastman was thrown into the road.

He suffered severe head injuries and died later in hospital. The woman was shaken but uninjured.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver of a yellow Mini which was travelling through the area at the time and may have seen the incident. Call police on 101 quoting Operation Caledonia.