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Woman in Critical Condition After Falling off Horse

Christine Haggard of Centerport involved in accident at Sweet Acres Ranch in West Hills.

A woman suffered serious head injuries after falling off of a horse in West Hills today.

Christine Haggard was riding her horse at a slow rate of speed out of the Sweet Acres Ranch barn, located at 100 Sweet Hollow Road, to the stables when something spooked the horse, causing him to abruptly take off, according to police.

Haggard, 42, of Centerport, fell off the horse and struck her head on the ground. She was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

Haggard was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center in critical condition with a fractured skull, fractured orbital bone, and a broken ankle.

Police are continuing with an investigation.

debbie f July 27, 2012 at 02:23 PM
she should have been wearing a helmet. I hope she is ok.
Bebe July 27, 2012 at 02:31 PM
All I can say is I hope she will be okay and that wearing a riding helmet is a good investment in safety while on horseback.
Donna Bemiss July 27, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Christine For a full recovery. From Donna and all Oakwood Road Nursery
Huntington Hills 1B STAFF July 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you -Your co workers at Huntington Hills Unit 1B

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