Pony-riding boy badly hurt in smash in Pennsylvania

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Location of Pennsylvania in the US.
Location of Pennsylvania in the US.

A teenage boy was flown to hospital in Pennsylvania on Friday with serious injuries after he and his pony were struck by a car at an intersection.

Pennsylvania State Police believe the pair rode through a stop sign, resulting in the collision on Route 208 in Knox, about 70 miles from Pittsburgh.

They were thrown a considerable distance by the impact, according to police, which killed the pony instantly. The boy, 13, of Knox Borough, was stabilized and airlifted to the UPMC Children’s Hospital.

He was reported to be in a stable condition on Monday. It is understood his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police told local media they would not be charging the driver, as he had the right of way. He escaped injury in the collision.

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