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12-year-old falls from horse in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 12-year-old girl fell from a horse while riding at the Sal Taylor Creek Preserve in Jacksonville Sunday evening, the Florida Times-Union reports.

She is now in life-threatening condition at UF Health Jacksonville.

The girl slid from the horse when it turned quickly around 6 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said.

She hit her head on a tree when she fell and was air lifted to the hospital, the Sheriff's Office said.

The horse did not have a saddle and she was not wearing a riding helmet, the Sheriff's Office said. She was being watched by adults when the accident occurred, according to the T-U. 

The girl is the daughter of Jacksonville City Council Member Ray Holt. She is one of three children. 

Florida Times-Union

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