Horse is hit by car

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the car she was driving was in collision with a horse.

She was driving a purple Ford Fiesta on Mansfield Road, Heath, near Chesterfield, when the collision occurred at 1.30pm on Tuesday.

Police said she was travelling from the direction of Temple Normanton towards Heath when she was involved in a collision with one of two horses being ridden along the road by two women.

The driver was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

Both riders were taken to hospital with minor injuries but the horse involved died.