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Horse killed and rider hurt in road accident near Telford

A horse died and two people were airlifted to hospital following a collision in Weston Heath, Shropshire yesterday morning (18 September 2012).

The accident, which happened at 10.25am, involved a female rider and her horse, along with three cars. A white Fiat Punto collided with the horse killing it instantly.

The 36-year-old rider is now said to be in a stable condition while the 26-year-old male driver of the car is in a critical condition.

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses. If you can help, call PC Simon Barnes on 0300 333 3000.

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