Rider is killed whilst out hacking in Yorkshire

Rider is killed whilst out hacking in Yorkshire

A 55-year-old woman has died after falling from her horse on a road in Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police said the incident happened on Sunday on the B6090 Cortworth Lane.

The horse bolted, causing the rider, from Wentworth, South Yorkshire, to fall. She suffered a head injury and died at the scene.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire police said: “There were several agricultural vehicles travelling along Cortworth Lane in the opposite direction towards Wentworth when the horse bolted and dislodged the woman rider. [She] fell to the ground and sustained a fatal head injury.”

Police have urged the drivers of agricultural vehicles that were on the road at the time to come forward.