Trotting: Female jockey dies after trotting accident

Trotting race. Photo; harnessracinginfo

Trotting race. Photo; harnessracinginfo

A 25-year-old female jockey died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall during a trotting race, according to the sport’s organising body in France (Le.Trot).

Christelle Zimmer fell in the first race of Saturday’s meeting at the Chartres racetrack, landing heavily on her neck and back.

Zimmer received first aid at the track, with medical staff giving her CPR after she suffered a heart attack.

She was evacuated by helicopter to Rouen hospital, but also suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was pronounced dead on Sunday morning, Le.Trot said.

It is the first trotting fatality since Yvonnick Bodin, 16, died after falling at Cabourg in 2001.

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