Horse Riders Call for Improved Road Safety After Serious Injury

Serious Injury Lawyers Back Calls After Girl Injured In Fall From Pony


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Serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have backed calls for improved safety on the roads after a 10-year-old girl suffered serious injuries when the pony she was riding was spooked by a group of cyclists.

Reports suggest the cyclists failed to slow down for a group of horses and riders in Teddington, Gloucestershire.

Grace Burton, 10, fell from her pony when it became scared and bolted, dislocating her knee. She was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and received treatment for her injuries.

Her parents and the British Horse Society have called on all road users to take responsibility for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

Serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have backed the calls for improved safety on the roads.

Cathryn Godfrey, an expert serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, who has successfully represented people injured in accidents involving horses, said:

Expert Opinion
All road users need to respect one another and take their responsibilities for road safety seriously, particularly when it comes to vulnerable road users.

“This incident could have been even more serious and we have seen first-hand the long-term physical and psychological impact accidents like this can have. It is absolutely vital road safety is improved and all road users take the time to consider the impact their actions can have on others.
Cathryn Godfrey, Associate