Woman hit by shire horses at show
A WOMAN was left shaken after two shire horses bolted at the East of England Agricultural Show yesterday. The drama happened shortly before noon when the two horses, which were pulling a dray, struggled free and ran through the show.
As they ran through the crowds, they knocked over a woman, who has not been named.
However, after being seen by Ailsworth Practice Medical Services (APMS), who were immediately on the scene, the woman was soon back on her feet.
An investigation into the incident has now been launched.
A eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, watched the incident unfold. He said: “It was very dramatic. “The horses bolted and the staff struggled to get them under control.
He added: “The animals ran off and appeared to hit some fencing.
“As they became under control again, I noticed that a woman was on the floor injured.
“Paramedics were on the scene very quickly and after a few minutes she was able to stand and she was helped away.
“It was a dramatic incident but a relief to see there was no seri- ous injuries as a result of it, but there were quite a few concerned people at the time.”
Marketing manager for the East of England Agricultural Society Vikki Guy said an investigation to determine exactly what happened was underway.
She said: “The incident happened in the morning and our health and safety officer is dealing with it now.
“The lady was back on her trade stand afterwards and she was not injured.”
A spokesperson for the APMS confirmed that the incident had taken place, but declined to comment further.