Lake View Terrace Equestrian Community Devastated By Girl’s Riding Death

Lake View Terrace Equestrian Community Devastated By Girl’s Riding Death


JEFF: GOOD MORNING. I’M JEFF MICHAEL. SHARON: AND I’M SHARON. THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY AFTER AN EVENING FUN TURNED INTO TRAGEDY FOR A FAMILY IN LAKEVIEW TERRACE. JEFF: ONE GIRL WAS KILLED AND HER SISTER HAS BEEN BADLY INJURED IN A HORSE RIDING ACCIDENT. WE’RE LIVE IN LAKEVIEW TERRACE WHERE WE LEARN THE IDENTITY OF ONE OF THE GIRLS. REPORTER: WE HAVE LEARNED THE LITTLE GIRL THAT WAS KILLED AS 12 -YEAR-OLD YOLANDA AND SADLY SHE WAS OUT FOR A RIDE ON A POPULAR TRAIL WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. IT’S DEVASTATING. REPORTER: MARTY HAS AN EQUESTRIAN FACILITY WHERE HORSE CURING TWO SISTERS REARED UP LAST NIGHT. POLICE SAY THE MOTHER WAS GUIDING THE VERSE WHEN IT’S BOOKED AND FELL BACKWARDS. HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOLANDA WAS CRUSHED. BYSTANDERS GAVE HER CPR AND PARAMEDICS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL BUT SHE LATER DIED. HER FOUR -YEAR-OLD SISTER WAS BADLY HURT. I AM KEEPING THEM IN MY PRAYER. REPORTER: HE WATCHED THE AMBULANCE AS IT LEAVE IN L.A. SPOKESPERSON SAYS INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOW DETERMINED THE TRAGEDY WAS TO NEXT DAY. LOCALS TELL US THE EQUESTRIAN DESK HERE ARE RARE FOR PEOPLE TO GET INJURED AND COMMUNITY LEADERS HAVE LONG BEEN WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY. ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. WE’VE HAD A FEW INCIDENCES IN THE AREA. REPORTER: ELIJAH IS WITH THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE IMPROVEMENT WRITERS TO ARE BOTH EFFECTIVE AND PROTECTIVE GEAR. THE FACILITY REQUIRES SAFETY HELMETS AND SHE SAYS THERE’S NO WAY TO PREVENT ALL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING HORSES BUT STRESSES THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE PAIRED WITH THE RIGHT FIRST AND WRITERS SHOULD BE LIMITED TO ONE AT A TIME. IT CAN BE AS MINOR AS STICKING YOUR HEAD UP IN THE AIR AND MAYBE FREEZING FOR A MOMENT AND IT CAN BE AS DRASTIC AS A HORSE WHIRLING IMPORTING. WE TRY TO TRAIN THEM AND WORK WITH THEM AS BEST WE CAN BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY ARE ANIMALS AND UNPRINTABLE THINGS HAPPEN. REPORTER: DOCTORS BELIEVE THE FOUR -YEAR-OLD SISTER WAS HURT MAY HAVE PUNCTURED HER LONG AND

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