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Trail Rider Injured After Accident in Van Horn

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NewsWest 9

VAN HORN - Trail riders raising awareness for cancer were riding across Texas on horseback but an unfortunate accident cut their journey short.

Sharon Gates and Bob Slayden were riding from Jacksonville, Texas to El Paso, but in Van Horn a pick up truck ran into Sharon and her horse.

Sharon was on her horse on the side of the feeder road helping a stranded motorist when they were hit.

The accident sent Sharon to the hospital and killed her horse.

Sharon suffered several injuries and had multiple surgeries.

This is the second year Sharon and bob have done the trail ride and they say this accident is not going to stop them as they plan to do it all over again next year.

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