‘Why did you try to kill me?’: Shocking moment VW driver knocks down man walking beside horse-riding wife – then gets out to apologise as she screams at him while husband lies in road
- Footage shows the moment a driver ploughs into a couple with their horse
- Lynne Hallam yells in disbelief as the car barrels down the road toward them
- Her husband is knocked to the ground and suffered a cut on his arm
- The horrifying incident happened in Doncaster, South Yorkshire on Saturday
Dramatic footage shows the moment a driver ploughs into a couple out with their horse on a narrow country lane.
Lynne Hallam, who is riding the horse, can be heard yelling in disbelief as the car barrels down the road towards them.
The vehicle brakes and appears to come within inches of the horse, named Jess, and Ms Hallam, but hits her husband who was walking beside them.
The driver stops and gets out of the car to apologise but Ms Hallam, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, yells at him: ‘Why did you try to kill me?’
The incident happened on Saturday evening and was posted to social media.
The vehicle is seen barrelling down a narrow lane in South Yorkshire on Saturday, towards Lynne Hallam, her horse Jess and her husband
Ms Hallam yells in disbelief as the vehicle shows no sign of stopping as it draws closer to the couple
Ms Hallam posted the clip online with the caption underneath: ‘This happened last night. Luckily Jess is ok physically, not sure about mentally.
‘Hubby is ok, thankfully just a cut arm, could have been so much worse.’
Ms Hallam added: ‘We know the culprit, he grew up in the village and he was on his phone.
‘Will the police be interested in this? I wanted to call them straight away but I did not have a phone on me.’
The video begins with the camera filming the horse as it moves straight ahead on a quiet, narrow country road.
In the distance it appears to be sunny, with the trees and woodland providing a cover of shade over Ms Hallam and her husband.
Ms Hallam and her husband can be heard conversing as the car begins to approach them from the opposite side of the road.
Ms Hallam (pictured) posted the clip online with the caption underneath: ‘This happened last night. Luckily Jess is ok physically, not sure about mentally’
Ms Hallam’s husband also shouts out before the collision, where the car hits him and appears to make contact with the rider and her horse
With the horse still calmly trotting, the car continues to approach the couple at speed and does not slow down.
Ms Hallam becomes aware of the driver’s unabated speed she starts to shout out: ‘Woah, woah, woah’.
Her husband also shouts out before the collision, but the car hits him and appears to make contact with the rider and her horse.
Ms Hallam’s husband can be heard crying out as the horse panics and turns round into the bushes at the side of the road, as she calls out: ‘Oh God.’
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With the horse still calmly trotting, the car continues to approach the rider at speed and does not slow down
The rider’s husband can be heard crying out as the horse panics and turns round into the bushes at the side of the road, with the rider calling out: ‘Oh God’
The driver comes to a halt and exits the car, wearing sunglasses as the rider shouts: ‘You hit me. You’ve hit me husband. And you’re all on bloody camera. So that’s it. Police phoned.’
She then moves round with the horse to her husband who is sitting at the side of the road tending to what appears to be an injured arm.
The driver tries to apologise to the irate couple, who continue to question him.
The rider angrily confronts the driver and says: ‘Why did you try and kill me? Eh? Why did you try and kill me?’
The driver then tries to explain himself but the rider interrupts: ‘You didn’t make a mistake, you did it on purpose.’
The video then ends as the woman implores her husband to phone the police.
Ms Hallam shouted at the driver: ‘You hit me. You’ve hit me husband. And you’re all on bloody camera. So that’s it. Police phoned’
On social media, Jenny Baker-Griffiths said: ‘He was in the middle of the road. Wearing sunglasses and coming out of bright sunshine, I doubt he’d have seen anything on the road.
‘Didn’t matter which side the horse was on, he’d have been temporarily blinded by coming out of the sunlight and the sunglasses.
‘Be thankful it wasn’t a child he hit. Plus he was apparently on his phone.’
Hazel Oswick Omg wrote: ‘What a total idiot. I’m glad nobody or the horse was not badly hurt. Could have killed all three if you. I hope the police prosecute for driving without due care, god bless you.’
Others claimed the rider was in the wrong position in the road.
Helen Byng wrote: ‘We as rider need to respect drivers too. Why was the horse in the middle of the road. Good horse though as it must have had quite a shock.’
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