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Girl hurt when horse dies at parade

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

A girl was injured on July 4 when the horse she was riding in the Independence Day parade in Oakley fell onto her when it suffered a medical condition and died.

The horse died at about 10:20 a.m., according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

"The horse went down with her and it struggled to get back up She didn’t have a chance to get off before it went down," South Summit Ambulance spokeswoman Terry Taylor said. "She was very upset because her rodeo horse died."

The girl, who is not an Oakley resident, also complained about intense pain in her left leg, said Taylor, who was unsure whether the leg was broken.

The injured girl, who was an Oakley Fourth of July Rodeo attendant, was taken in an ambulance to a Salt Lake City hospital, Taylor explained. The teen’s injuries were not life threatening

Meanwhile, the horse struck a parade spectator in the face as it kicked while it was on the ground, Taylor said.

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"The lady suffered some cuts to her face," Taylor said. "And a little kid with this lady also got hit."

The woman and child suffered minor injuries.

"They were checked out and they were OK," Taylor said.