Horse is decapitated by car on quiet rural road

Metro

The horse was struck by at least two vehicles, so violently it was decapitated The horse was struck by at least two vehicles, so violently it was decapitated (Picture: Rex) 

A horse which had wandered out onto a rural road in Oxenhope was struck so violently by a passing vehicle that it was decapitated.

The accident happened on Moor Side Lane, and police say the black horse was struck by at least two vehicles after it had wandered onto the road at around 7pm.

The road was described as being “covered with debris”, and police confirmed that the animal had been decapitated.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said, ‘A grey BMW Estate car travelling towards Penistone Hill hit the horse first, and then a second car travelling in the other direction also struck it.

‘The 51-year-old man driving the BMW was treated for shock at the scene, and was also taken to hospital to be treated for cuts. There was debris all over the…

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