Horse insurance: Rider dies after fall from horse

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Horse insurance: Rider dies after fall from horse

Horse insurance policyholders have been told that a young woman has died after falling from her mount.

The Worcester News reported that Charlotte Cole, 23, was involved in the accident while training at a racing yard in the county.

She suffered severe head injuries when the horse that she was riding unseated her, after a trip.

Despite being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, Ms Cole died without regaining consciousness, two days after the incident.

Ms Cole's mother Diane said: "She was a lovely, lovely person, full of life ... We're sad but she died doing what she loved."

She added: "I like to think she would have had a smile on her face as she went up to the gallops."

Last month, Jane Mitchinson, 63, from Brentwood, died after the mount she was riding was involved in a collision with a vehicle.

Residents have now called for a national safety campaign to make drivers aware of their behaviour around riders and horses.

February 03rd 2011

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