Driver catapulted in horse crash

Last updated 18:16 07/03/2014

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A harness racing driver has been taken to hospital after a spectacular three-horse crash at Westport this evening.

Drivers Murray Pash, Samantha Ottley and John Dunn were involved in the pile up, which happened shortly after the start of the sixth race, when Ottley's horse Glencarrigh went down on its nose, with Pash's Can He Pay crashing over the top. Dunn, driving Benio Billie, was then catapulted out of his sulky, a few metres into the air.

Pash was taken from the track on a stretcher to an ambulance, which took him to hospital. He was conscious, Trackside channel reported. He had won the previous race.

Ottley was given a neck brace to wear, but was able to walk to the ambulance. She was treated on course and did not need to go to hospital.

Dunn had a sore hip.

All horses escaped without injury.

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