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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 December 2007, 14:59 GMT
Crash injures man and kills horse
A man has been seriously injured and a horse was killed after being hit by a car in Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received a number of calls after the incident in Newland Common Road, Droitwich, about 1045 GMT on Saturday.

It is understood that a 4x4 vehicle hit the man who was walking behind the horse with another pedestrian.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, suffered serious head, shoulder and leg injuries. He was flown to hospital.

A woman riding the horse which died and a 15-year-old girl riding another horse in the group were uninjured.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the driver of the car was checked at the scene by ambulance staff but did not require hospital treatment.

The spokesman added: "A vet that was called to the scene confirmed the horse had died in the accident."

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