Horse rider suffers “serious” leg injury after incident with car near Colchester

A horse rider suffered a leg injury.
Photo: Britich Horse Society

A horse rider suffered a leg injury. Photo: Britich Horse Society

A horse rider in Feering, near Colchester, has suffered a serious leg injury after an incident involving a car.

An 18-year-old woman from Tolleshunt D’Arcy was riding along Coggeshall Road with two other riders at around 2pm on Thursday, February 11.

An unknown white vehicle had been following behind and overtook the woman’s horse.

Both the horse and rider fell to the ground.

The rider was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury following the incident.


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Essex Police are now investigating, and looking to find out what happened.

Officers are particularly keen to trace the driver and anyone else in the area who witnessed the incident, and those who helped at the scene.

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One motorist police would like to speak to is the driver of a silver Vauxhall Astra who stopped to help the horse rider.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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