The horses and the riders from this video were trotting along a country road when all of a sudden a blue people carrier appeared from around the corner and an incident happened. The scene was captured on CCTV in Ely, Cambridgeshire and it is a horrifying footage where you can see a car driving on the wrong side of the road and slamming into those poor animals.
Within seconds, a blue 4×4 is seen careering around the corner and head-long into the two riders and their mounts.
It hardly seems to slow down as it approaches the horses.
There are sickening scenes as the horses are smashed by the vehicle with one of the animals rearing up on its hind legs.
The terrifying impact sends both riders flying into the air.
One is seen scrambling back to their feet but the other rider is left sprawled on the ground.
The car involved can then be seen slowly pulling up to the side of the road.
The floored rider was later taken to hospital with minor injuries, the Cambridge News reports.
A resident, who saw the incident, told the paper: “It’s disgusting, it made me feel sick.
“If the driver hit the horse head on that horse would have gone straight into his windscreen.
“Not only would the horse have died but so would the driver.
The vehicle collided head-on into the animals and the horse that beared the brunt of the impact was sent into a 360-degree turn. Luckily, both riders suffered only minor injuries. One of them was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further treatment and the other one only suffered shock and some bruising. The Witcham Equestrian Center shared that one of the horses was being treated by a vet. Let’s hope that something like this won’t happen again, people should drive responsibly and stay aware while on the road!
“We’ve got children riding horses, loads of people also walk there.”
The riders are members of Witcham Equestrian Centre which told its Facebook followers that the horses belong to them, and one is being treated by a vet.
A spokesperson for the centre said: “We would like to say that we are very grateful for the concern that people have shown for both the horses and riders involved in the accident.
“We will keep people updated of the horses’ progress. Patsy had a good night last night and was eagerly looking for treats this morning! Fleur also was fine this morning. Riders are stiff but ok.
“We will not be commenting upon the video which has become public and the matter is being dealt with by the police.”