Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision yesterday (30th Dec), on the A6 at Clifton. The incident involved a horse, the rider and a car.
A Police spokesperson said:
"Emergency services were called at around 2.50pm following the collision, which involved a Land Rover.
"The 20-year-old female rider was taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough, via air ambulance. Her injuries are at this time serious but stable.
"A vet attended the scene. The horse was put down.
"The driver of the Landrover, a man in his 70’s from Penrith, was uninjured.
"The road was closed until just before 9pm whilst emergency services attended the scene.
"Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident."