Man charged after woman struck by horse
A 41-year-old man has been charged after a woman was struck by a horse and injured in Clermont, in central Queensland, amid tensions between pro- and anti-Adani protesters.
Police say the man was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle (namely a horse) causing grievous bodily harm.
The incident happened at the Clermont Showgrounds about 3.30pm yesterday.
It will be alleged a man riding a horse entered the entertainment ring at the showgrounds and a 61-year-old NSW woman, who was heading towards a gate, was struck by the horse.
The woman sustained serious injuries and was transported to Clermont Hospital before being transferred to Mackay Hospital.
Police arrested a Clermont man near the incident a short time later.
He has been charged with dangerous operation, common assault, trespass and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.