A person injured when a horse was hit by a car was taken to hospital by ambulance, but was conscious and speaking with emergency responders. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

UPDATE: Euthanized horse was rider-less when hit by a car in Maple Ridge: RCMP

Incident along 132nd Avenue Friday also sent one person to hospital.

A horse that was euthanized Friday after being hit by a car on 132 Avenue in Maple Ridge on Friday had escaped a nearby holding area.

“The rider-less horse had escaped its holding area and jumped out from a driveway into oncoming traffic,” Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. Aaron Paradis said Monday.

“An eastbound car struck the animal and the driver immediately pulled over and called police.”

The incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. The horse initially fell to the ground, due to the damage done to its legs, then made its way down an embankment and laid in a ditch.

“A passerby attempted to comfort the wounded horse, but due to the unpredictably of an animal in pain, she inadvertently ended up being pinned underneath the horse,” said Paradis.

The injured passerby was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Roads were closed for approximately 20 minutes during this incident.

The animal’s back legs were both broken, and a veterinarian euthanized the animal.

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