Bielefeld (dpa / lnw) - A rider was seriously injured in a collision with a car in Bielefeld. The 21-year-old's horse was so badly injured that it had to be euthanized, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
On Friday evening, the woman rode along a path to Oerlinghauser Straße in the Lämershagen-Gräfinghagen district. There the horse bolted for reasons that are not yet clear and she lost control of the animal, which was then hit by a car. According to the information, it then left the scene of the accident with serious injuries and was stopped by passers-by.
A vet euthanized the horse a little later. The 33-year-old driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The "Westfalen-Blatt" reported about the accident first.