Horse rider taken to hospital after Datchworth crash

PUBLISHED: 10:52 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:52 16 October 2018

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance was called to the crash in Datchworth. Picture: Chris Mackriell

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance was called to the crash in Datchworth. Picture: Chris Mackriell


A horse rider has been injured in a crash with car in Datchworth.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to the junction of Baines Lane and Bragbury Lane, Datchworth on Sunday shortly after 4.15pm, following reports of a road traffic collision involving a horse and rider.

“A woman was transported to Lister Hospital in Stevenage by road ambulance.”

This paper also understands the horse sustained cuts in the crash, which required veterinary treatment.


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