Shetland ponies killed and pensioner injured in incident on A19

Two shetland ponies were killed and a woman was taken to hospital after an accident on the A19.

Monday, 6th August 2018, 4:04 pm
Updated Monday, 6th August 2018, 4:13 pm
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Police were called out to the southbound carriageway of the A19 near Norton last night after the incident, which left a 79-year-old woman with injuries to her head and arm.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: "We received a report of a collision on the A19 Norton southbound yesterday, Sunday August 5, at 9.45pm.

"A vehicle collided with two Shetland Ponies (which had believed to have escaped from a nearby field).

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"The 79-year-old female driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital where she was treated for a cut to her head and a fracture to her arm. Her injuries are not life threatening.

"Sadly the two ponies died following the collision."

The A19 was closed from shortly before 10pm until 1:30am and was closed in both directions following the incident.