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MCSO: Manuel Almeda bucked off horse, struck by vehicle near Avondale

Posted: 10:33 PM, Aug 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-06 03:29:48Z

Maricopa County Sheriff's Department had identified an Arizona man who was bucked off a horse and then struck by a vehicle near Avondale.

Deputies said 36-year-old Manuel Almeda and his 6-year-old daughter were riding a horse near 107th Avenue and Broadway Road Thursday night when the horse became spooked and bucked them into the street, where Almeda was hit by a vehicle.

The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Almeda was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His daughter is also expected to be okay, fire officials say.

The horse they were riding was not hurt and has been contained.

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