Monday, 13 September 2010

14-year-old girl hospitalized after traffic accident

Local police are appealing for information after a 14 –year-old girl was hospitalised following a road traffic collision.

The girl had been stood preparing her horse for a show in a yard at Rye Close Farm, off the A683 Caton Green Road, Caton, at around 4.30 pm on Saturday 11th September, when the animal bolted into the nearby road.

The horse, which the girl had tried to keep hold of, then collided with a silver Range Rover on the A683 travelling towards Lancaster. The animal fell on to the girl, causing her internal injuries.

The girl is currently being treated at Manchester Royal Infirmary, where her condition is described as stable.

The horse was badly injured and had to be destroyed at the scene.

PC Craig Irvine, road policing, said: “I would urge anyone who may have information about this incident to get in touch with us.”

• Contact police on 01524 63333 quoting log ref LC-20100911-1280.

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