8-Year-Old Horseback Rider Seriously Injured In Sussex County SUV Crash

An 8-year-old horseback rider suffered serious injuries in a crash with an SUV in North Jersey this week, authorities said.

Blue Ridge Rescue Squad

Blue Ridge Rescue Squad

Photo Credit: Frankford Township Fire Department

The child was riding the horse along Linn Smith Road in Frankford Township, when the horse traveled into the roadway and struck the side of a Ford SUV around 5:10 p.m, New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said.

The 8-year-old was ejected and suffered serious injuries. The horse suffered moderate injuries. No further information was provided.

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