Boy Killed After Falling Off Horse

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Updated: 6/12/2012 11:52 am
The Mercer County Sheriff's Department says a 5-year-old boy is dead, when a horse stumbled and fell on him after the boy
fell off the horse on a riding trail.

Authorities at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, the Mercer County Sheriff’s department was dispatched to Calvary Road at Eagles Nest Riding Trails for a report of a child that had been severely injured.

The sheriff's department says a family was riding horses on the trails, when 5-year-old Caden Moon fell off the horse; the horse then stumbled, fell, and rolled over top of Caden.

Authorities say the family rushed the child to their vehicle and headed towards Harrodsburg. Law enforcement and EMS intercepted the vehicle on Industry Road. EMS then took the child to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Caden was later pronounced dead later Sunday evening. The Mercer County coroner's office reported that the child died due to head trauma.


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LocalOpinion - 6/11/2012 12:32 PM
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Why wasn't that child wearing a helmet!!! Freak accidents happen - even on the most bomb proof horse. Let this be a lesson to everyone who reads this. WEAR A HELMET.
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