A horse has died during a traffic accident in the West Midlands last week.
A car collided with a horse and cart in Stonnall, near Walsall, on Friday (19 September) seriously injuring the passengers and killing the horse.
Three ambulances from West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Chester Road and Lazy Hill just before 8.30pm.
A trauma doctor, paramedics and medics from the Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) team also attended the scene.
“Upon arrival crews found a horse-drawn cart and a car which had been involved in a significant collision,” said a spokesman from the ambulance service.
“A young boy, who had been riding the horse at the time of the collision, sustained a serious head injury and abrasions to his body.”
The medics anaesthetised the boy at the scene to stabilise him and he was then taken to Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital.
The 17-year-old girl thrown from the cart had suspected spinal injuries.
She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
A man and two-year-old boy in the cart were found to have suffered less serious injuries.
Both were taken to Walsall Manor hospital along with the driver of the car — a man believed to be in his seveneties who had sustained a minor head injury.
The horse was pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency vet.