A woman was injured when the horse she was riding collided with a passing dump truck on a rural Washington County road.
Fire and law enforcement officials said two women were riding their horses on the shoulder of Southwest Farmington Road near Farmington Gardens during the peak of the evening commute on Thursday.
Washington County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Bob Ray said that two dump trucks passed the two riders, spooking one of the horses.
Ray says the horse side-stepped and reared into the side of the moving wheels of one of the trucks. Ray estimated the truck's speed to be 20 mph at the time of the collision.
The 41-year-old female rider was thrown to the grown and sustained a non-life threatening injury to her leg. She was taken by ambulance to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Fire officials said the horse galloped off after the collision. The other female rider was able to catch up to the horse at a nearby barn.
Ray said the horse sustained injuries to it's hoof, but was expected to be OK. A veterinarian had been sent to the scene to further evaluate the horse.
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