Horse Killed and Rider Injured After Being Struck By a Vehicle

May 8, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Horse Killed and Rider Injured After Being Struck By a Vehicle

May 8, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM EDT

HARTFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) - A horse and rider were struck by a car, leaving the animal dead and the rider injured.

Police say the horse and rider were traveling East on State Route 430 when an approaching truck traveling the same way struck the horse.

The rider was thrown from the horse. One oncoming car traveling the opposite way avoided the horse, while a second vehicle struck the horse.

Witnesses say the horse and rider were traveling next to the yellow line.

The rider was flown to Hamot Hospital in Erie PA. Neither of the drivers were injured.

No names have been released at this time.