Woman falls from horse

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A Wai­heke woman fell from a horse and hit her head on the road in One­tangi on Fri­day.

Po­lice at­tended the ac­ci­dent, which hap­pened on The Strand at about mid­day.

‘‘It ap­pears that she ac­ci­den­tally slipped out of her stir­rups and some­how fright­ened the an­i­mal,’’ Sergeant Martin Fel­ton said.

‘‘This caused the horse to take off, sprint­ing the length of The Strand. When it reached Sev­enth av­enue, the rider came off and hit her head on the road. Thank­fully she had the proper hel­met on, but was taken by am­bu­lance to hos­pi­tal.’’

In the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing, two horses were also found roam­ing loose on The Cause­way in Os­tend. Po­lice es­corted them into nearby Goldie Es­tate and blocked them in.

On Sun­day, Tahi Road res­i­dents phoned po­lice about a lo­cal man driv­ing around the in­dus­trial area on a track go cart.

‘‘He was so lucky not to have had any ac­ci­dent, as he had no safety equip­ment on at all,’’ Fel­ton said.

‘‘He was caught and served with the ap­pro­pri­ate doc­u­men­ta­tion.’’

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