Girl (13) in the hospital – cow in pasture scared horse that pulled the carriage

A coachman (58) and his 13-year-old passenger were injured in an accident in Pierbach (Upper Austria). Her horse had suddenly bolted because it had apparently been frightened by a cow that had moved in a pasture.

The 58-year-old from Schönau im Mühlkreis was on Saturday shortly after 3 p.m. in a horse-drawn carriage on the Niederhofstetten goods route (Pierbach municipality). When a cow suddenly moved in the pasture next to the road, the horse began to shy away violently and pulled the team down the slope to the left. Fall from the carriage The driver and his 13-year-old passenger (also from Schönau/Mkr) fell out of the carriage ; the horse galloped on towards Schönau. The coachman may have suffered minor injuries in the accident and was taken to the UKH Linz. The girl was seriously injured and had to be flown to the Kepler University Hospital in Linz by rescue helicopter.
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