Near Châteaubriant, A Horse Race Turns to Disaster, a Wounded Woman Jockey

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Young Jockey injured at La Gâvre near Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique)

A collision between several horses occurred Sunday 26th May, 2019 at the Racecourse of Gâvre (Loire-Atlantique). Seriously injured, a woman jockey was hospitalised.

The fourth equestrian meeting of the season was cut short, Sunday 26th May 26, 2019, at the Racecourse of Blain-Bouvron Le Gâvre (Loire-Atlantique) . For good reason, an accident occurred with a collision between several horses, causing a serious injury.

A total of four horses collided at around 4:00 pm, during the fourth race of the day, report the gendarmes of the company of Châteaubriant .

The accident, which occurred at a turning point, did not spare the jockeys, who collapsed on the ground.

Left on the ground

If two of them recovered without difficulty, two others suffered several injuries. Among them, a 19-year-old man, who suffers from a broken jaw, and a young woman jockey, “more seriously affected”.

On Facebook , a specific user:

“Of the four jockeys involved, [she] remained on the ground and, before the violence of the shock suffered, had to be medicated for a long time on site by a team of Samu who came by helicopter. “

Aged 21, the young woman, who remained “a moment in cardiac arrest”, was finally resuscitated by the medical teams around 5.30pm before being flown by helicopter to the hospital of Nantes .

According to the gendarmes, her vital prognosis would be, to this day, “in a serious condition”.

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