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RAWAI: Police are calling for witnesses to a collision between a horse and a motorbike on Wiset Rd yesterday. The accident occurred about 3:30pm and it is understood that the motorbike had a sidecar. More information is sought to assist in the  investigation.

The collision, at the entrance to the Phuket Riding Club on Wiset Rd, splintered the horse’s leg bones and a veterinarian was called in to euthanize the animal.

Lt Surasak Jaidee of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette this afternoon that, “No person has come forward claiming to be the horse’s owner and I haven’t had a chance to speak with the man who was driving the motorcycle. I have been told that he was not seriously injured.

“It would be helpful if anyone who was a witness to the accident would come to Chalong Police Station, because we are unsure of what happened,” Lt Surasak said.

“We have spoken to the veterinarian who was called in, and he said that he decided to put the horse down by lethal injection because the animal’s injuries were too serious to treat,” he added.

Lt Surasak was unable to give any further details.

The Gazette contacted the Phuket Riding Club but nobody from the stable was willing to comment.

 

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