Woman dies in carriage accident on Channel Island

  • A Swiss woman died and eight other people were injured when the horse-drawn carriage they were travelling in on Sark overturned.

    Cars are banned on the Channel Island, which was the childhood home of GB Olympic dressage team member Carl Hester.

    The tourist, aged in her 60s, was thrown onto the road, suffering head injuries when the carriage hit a hedge and rolled over at around 12.15pm yesterday (26 June).

    She and the other injured, including the carriage driver, were taken to Guernsey by boat and transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

    The woman later died from her injuries.

    Speaking to the BBC, Malcolm Mechem, from Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue, said: “The first two casualties were quite seriously injured, one was very serious, and the others were walking wounded with grazes, minor cuts, dislocations and fractures so it was quite bad.”

    An investigation into the accident is being carried out by Sark and Guernsey police officers.

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