Fla. Man Dies After Being Kicked By Horse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

By: The Associated Press
February 24, 2013

Wellington, FL- Authorities say a man kicked by a horse at a South Florida polo club has died.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera says Jose Calverio was taking a horse from a field Friday afternoon at the International Polo Club in Wellington.

Barbera says Calverio spooked another horse as he ran behind it. The other horse kicked Calverio, knocking him unconscious.

Calverio was flown to a hospital. He was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident.

Barbera said Saturday that Calverio was a paid horse groomer for a professional polo player.


By: The Associated Press
February 23, 2013

Wellington, FL - Authorities say a man kicked by a horse at a South Florida polo club has died.

The man was kicked Friday afternoon at the International Polo Club in Wellington. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the man died of his injuries at a hospital.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to the club in response to a traumatic injury.

Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto tells The Palm Beach Post that the man was flown to a hospital in critical condition.

The man's name has not been released.


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