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NSW Police forced to SHOOT horse dead at Bankstown in Sydney after it was hit by a car


Police are forced to SHOOT a horse dead in the road after it was struck by several cars and fled – before being brutally smashed into by a truck

  • Horse that was hit by a car while being ridden has been shot dead by police 
  • Animal was struck by a truck after its rider fell off in Bankstown in Sydney’s west 
  • Police euthanised the horse as it lay bleeding in front of horrified drivers
  • GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING 

A horse has been shot dead by police in the street having been hit by several cars and a van after being spooked while on a ride. 

The 35-year-old rider was taken to hospital with leg injuries when his horse was struck by a car on Stacey Street in Bankstown in Sydney’s west at about 2.30pm on Monday.

The horse then collided with a truck about 5km away after being spooked and running through traffic.

The animal has since been euthanised by police.

A horse that was hit by a car while being ridden has been shot dead by police in Sydney's west

A horse that was hit by a car while being ridden has been shot dead by police in Sydney’s west

Upsetting footage showed the injured horse lying in the middle of the road in a pool of blood.

When asked where the horse was bleeding from by a dispatcher, a man replied: ‘Everywhere.’

The rider has been taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition and police are investigating the incident.

‘The horse suffered critical injuries and was humanely euthanised at the scene,’ police said in a statement. 

The horse was hit by a truck before being euthanised by police in the middle of the street

The horse was hit by a truck before being euthanised by police in the middle of the street



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