Horse and cart hit by car - three injured

9:31am Saturday 12th April 2014

By James Connell

THREE people were taken to be hospital after their horse and cart was hit by a car last night.

Ambulance crews were called to the incident near to The Running Horse public house in Long Bank, Bewdley, just before 8.40pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma team were despatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered three people who had been injured when the horse and cart they were travelling in had been in collision with a car.

“The first patient, a man in his 30s, was assessed and treated for leg and hip pain and was immobalised with the use of a spinal board.

“A woman in her 30s was treated for a fractured left arm whilst the third patient, a young girl, was assessed and treated for a fractured ankle and back pain.

“All three patients were conveyed by ambulances in convoy to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of all three patients and of their conditions.

“The horse was also hit in the collision but did not appear to be injured.

“The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.”

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