Horse rider left unconscious after incident with driver in Romsley

By Beth Sharp Tuesday 11 March 2014 Updated: 11/03 23:01

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A ROMSLEY rider was left unconscious with serious head and back injuries after a passing car spooked her horse on Saturday (March 8).

The woman, in her 40s, was found left on the side of Uffmoor Lane by a passerby after an incident with a beige or cream ‘executive-style’ car.

She had been travelling in the direction of the A456 about 1pm when the vehicle passed her going the opposite direction.

A few minutes later the car reappeared and approached her from behind - this led to the woman becoming unseated when her appaloosa horse reared.

She was later found by a passing motorist who called for an ambulance which took her to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There she was treated her in the intensive care unit and now remains there in a less serious condition.

Police are investigating the circumstances and want to trace the driver of the car which did not stop at the scene.

PC Paul Cooper said: "There was no collision between the horse and the vehicle and it may be possible the driver did not know the rider had fallen.

"However we do need to trace the car and I would urge the person who was driving it to come forward so we can establish what happened.

"We would also like to hear from anyone else who may recognise this vehicle from the description - the fact it drove both ways down the lane could indicate it is local to the area or was visiting an address nearby."

Anyone with information should call 101.

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