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Woman is hospitalised after horse crashes into windscreen

Published 02/12/2011 | 05:00

A WOMAN was recovering in hospital last night after a horse crashed through her windscreen in a freak accident.

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The woman was badly shocked after her car was involved in a collision with the animal on the Headford Road, on the outskirts of Galway city, yesterday.

The horse is thought to have broken loose and made its way on to the road where the collision took place.

The animal went through the windscreen of the car and the woman is believed to have sustained some broken bones, as well as cuts and bruising.

An ambulance and gardai were on the scene within a matter of minutes and she was rushed to Galway University Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The horse was killed on impact and there was severe disruption to traffic in both directions for some time after the collision.

Gardai at Mill Street Station in Galway (091 538000) have appealed for witnesses to the accident.

Irish Independent

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