Horse Rider Killed After Car Collision

Police are seeking witnesses following a fatal collision between a car and mounted horse rider in Warsash.

The incident occurred shortly before 4.15pm in Fleet End Road.

A female horse rider was riding her horse along a bridleway when the animal bolted and galloped out of control into Fleet End Road where it collided with the rear near-side of a passing blue
Vauxhall Corsa.

The 59-year-old from Fareham was thrown from the horse and sustained serious head injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa, a 53-year-old woman from Locks Heath, was uninjured.

The horse was re-captured and examined by a vet. It sustained only minor injuries and was returned to the stables.

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the collision to call, PC James Chapman of Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Celesta.