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Hampshire horse death driver fined and banned

An HGV driver whose lorry crashed into a horse transporter carrying 10 horses on the A303 at Thruxton last year has been fined and banned from the roads.

3 horses died in the collision, which happened on 23 July, last year.

David Cordey, 60, from Shelley Way, Warminster, Wiltshire, appeared before magistrates in Aldershot and admitted driving without due care and attention. He was fined £380 and disqualified from driving for 56 days.

The horse transporter overturned on the eastbound carriageway after being hit by the lorry.

Fire crews cut away the back door of the vehicle to allow animal rescue specialists and vets to sedate the horses before freeing them.

1 horse was killed in the crash. A further 2 were put down.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue described it as “one of the most difficult and challenging animal rescues” it had dealt with.

The 2 men driving the vehicles were not seriously injured.

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