A horse and its rider were injured Monday night when they were hit by a car while crossing the street in North Long Beach, according to authorities. 

Police say a man was on a horse crossing northbound on Del Amo Boulevard near the 710 Freeway outside of a crosswalk around 8:17 p.m. when someone driving a vehicle struck them. 


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Authorities responded to the scene and found the horse was standing, Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson Brian Fisk said. However, the horseback rider had suffered minor injuries to the head, he said.

The horseback rider was treated for his injuries at the scene, Fisk said. Paramedics then took him to a local hospital for treatment, police said. 

The horse was also injured during the crash and was taken by a “private party” to get medical attention, according to authorities. Police did not say what the extent of the horse’s injuries were.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police said he remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from police.