A HORSE had to be put down after breaking its leg when the horsebox it was travelling in crashed with a car in the North York Moors.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Whitby, Lythe and Malton to the scene of the crash on the A171 at Aislaby near Whitby yesterday afternoon (Sunday, May 8).

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The incident shut the road in both directions from around 1pm while emergency services worked at the scene.

One person was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough and the fire service confirmed that one horse was sadly put down after breaking its leg.

A spokesman said: "Crews from Whitby, Lythe and Malton animal rescue responded to a two vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a horsebox.

"No persons were trapped in the vehicles. 

"One horse was sadly put to sleep by a vet after suffering a broken leg."


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