Miraculously both riders and both horses escaped serious injury after people carrier ploughs into them on Cambridgeshire road near Ely

Suddenly, as the CCTV shows, a blue people carrier comes round the corner on the wrong side of the r

Suddenly, as the CCTV shows, a blue people carrier comes round the corner on the wrong side of the road and careers into them. Horrific footage of moment two horses and riders hit near Ely. - Credit: Archant

The horrific moment a people carrier ploughed head on into two horses and their riders near Ely was caught on CCTV.

Miraculously both the riders and horses survived although a police inquiry is under way.

The incident happened at 11.30am on Friday on a 30mph stretch of road as both riders from Witcham Equestrian Centre were quietly trotting along minding their own business.

Suddenly, as the CCTV shows, a blue people carrier comes round the corner on the wrong side of the road and careers into them.

On their Facebook page the equestrian centre put up brief details of the incident but said they would not be commenting on the video itself as the matter is being dealt with by police.


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'We would like to say that we are very grateful for the concern that people have shown for both the horses and riders involved in the accident,' a centre spokesman posted.

'We will post progress on the horses as appropriate. Patsy had a good night last night and was eagerly looking for treats this morning! Fleur also was fine this morning. 'The riders are stiff but ok'.

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The spokesman said the incident was 'no fault' of the horses or the riders.

'Patsy was hit by a car but has been treated by the vet and we will keep you up to date with her recovery over the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who helped the horses and riders.'

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