Motorist to face driving without due care allegation in court after crash kills pony on blackspot B3078 Roger Penny Way
A MOTORIST is due to appear in court following a collision which resulted in the death of a New Forest pony on an accident blackspot road near Fordingbridge.
Police responded to reports an incident involving a BMW and a pony had taken place on the B3078 Roger Penny Way around 8.45pm on Saturday.
The animal, named Juma, died from the injuries it had sustained.
Having been voluntarily interviewed under caution, a 25-year-old man from Woodgreen was summonsed to face an allegation of driving without due care and attention.
Roger Penny Way has been the scene of several collisions between vehicles and Forest livestock, prompting a number of crackdowns on speeding and dangerous driving.
A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a road traffic collision at 8.47pm on Saturday 7th August between a white BMW and a horse on Roger Penny Way.
“Sadly, the horse died as a result of the injuries it sustained.
“A 25-year-old man from Woodgreen was voluntarily interviewed under caution. He was later reported for summons for driving without due care and attention.”