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Well-known Dartmoor pony that was cast down after a car accident | West country

A well-known Dartmoor pony had to be dropped off after being hit by a car and seriously injured.

Hugo, who was popular with the villagers in Lee Moor and Wotter, was hit by a vehicle over the weekend.

He was seriously injured in the crash and had to be knocked down shortly afterwards.

His death was a blow to the local resident Tina Lort, who said Hugo was known in the area and was friendly to the people.

Animals – including ponies, sheep and horses – can roam freely on Dartmoor.

“We watch all ponies grow from foals, just like lambs,” she said.

Although it is believed that speed was not a factor in Hugo’s death, according to Tina, drivers often treat the country roads like a “race track”.

The speed limit for the route is 40 miles per hour. But it really needs some kind of traffic calming or average speed camera to discourage those who use it as a race track.

Mrs. Lort, resident

Their warning was confirmed by the Ivybridge team and the Rural Police, who ordered drivers in the area to slow down.

“We are now in the full season of rearing cattle in pregnancy and childbirth,” the team said posted on facebook.

“Foals, lambs and calves roam the moors. Unfortunately, they don’t understand that a road is dangerous. So please slow down, look ahead and be aware.

“At night animals stand or sleep on the street [so] Be prepared and drive so that you can stop on time.

“Every year we have to take care that cattle are injured or die on the road. Take control of your driving and understand that the moors are free for livestock. “

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