Woman who suffered life-threatening injuries in head-on car crash that killed horse still in hospital two weeks on
A WOMAN who suffered life-threatening injuries in a horror road crash that killed a horse is still in hospital two weeks on.
Trainer David O’Meara has revealed Diane Jackson is thankfully ‘making good progress’ after the fatal collision near Yarmouth last month.
Jackson was driving Lincoln Pride back to the yard less than two hours after the horse had just won at the Norfolk track.
But the horse sadly died after a smash with a Range Rover on a stretch of road known as the Acle Straight.
Jackson, who is in her 40s, was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for treatment on August 23.
She is still there 13 days on from the horrific incident but slowly on the path to recovery, O’Meara confirmed.
He told the Racing Post: “She’s coming on. She’s in good enough spirits and making good progress.
“She’s still in Addenbrooke’s, but we’re in a lot better shape with her than we were two weeks ago.”
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The road was closed for seven hours after the smash and the driver of the other vehicle, a male in his 20s, also suffered serious injuries.
He was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston while his female passenger suffered minor injuries.
Three-year-old filly Lincoln Pride was returning home to North Yorkshire after recording the third win of her career.
A promising runner on the Flat, she had earned connections more than £13,000 from just 11 runs.
This included two turf wins at Yarmouth and Doncaster, while another on the all weather at Newcaster.
It was a magical summer for owners GPS Heart of Racing (Bloodstock) Ltd, with all wins coming in a red-hot two-month stretch.
But sadly nothing could be done to save the horse’s life after the terrible crash.
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