One horse was killed and one other injured in a multi-vehicle incident on a twin carriageway in North Tyneside this morning (17 February).
Police have been known as at simply earlier than 6.45am to stories of two horses operating unfastened on the westbound carriageway of the Coast Highway close to the Battle Hill slip highway.
“It was reported that each horses had are available collision with autos, with one driver turning into trapped in a automobile with reported minor accidents,” a spokesman for Northumbria Police mentioned.
“Emergency companies attended the scene however one horse had already sadly died of accidents sustained throughout the collision. The second horse is receiving veterinary remedy.”
The highway was closed to permit the horses and autos concerned to be moved from the scene.
Equine deaths on the roads
The British Horse Society (BHS) final month launched its 2022 incident statistics, which confirmed that 68 horses died on Britain’s roads final 12 months and 125 have been injured. Two horses had already died in January this 12 months.
The figures, described as “stunning” by BHS director of security Alan Hiscox, present that just about 10 incidents have been reported for every single day final 12 months – a complete of three,552. This can be a 21% general improve from 2021, when 66 horses have been killed. The variety of horses injured has decreased barely, from 129, however the variety of riders injured has gone up from 126 to 139.
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