Teen rider hurt as horse struck by vehicle

Posted at noon on Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Brillion News

TOWN OF NEW HOLSTEIN - A 16-year old male rider was seriously injured on Friday, April 2, when he and his horse were struck by a vehicle west of Kiel and south of New Holstein.

The Calumet County Sheriff's Department was called just before 1:30 p.m. and dispatched firefighters, EMS first responders, and Kiel Ambulance.

Once on the scene, EMS personnel called for the ThedaStar EMS helicopter to be dispatched to the scene.


The crash happened on Calumet County HH near Meyer Road.


Firefighters closed the roads and set up a helicopter landing zone.


[<< File photo from August 2020 at a traffic crash scene in northern Calumet County. BN file photo]


Investigating sheriff's deputies learned that the horse and rider were traveling eastbound on HH and abruptly went into the roadway.

The horse and rider were then struck by the westbound vehicle.

The 16-year old rider was airlifted by the ThedaStar helicopter to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah in critical condition.

The vehicle occupants were not injured nor did the horse show any initial signs of injury either.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Kiel Police Department; Kiel, New Holstein and St. Anna fire departments, and the Kiel Ambulance service.