An Avondale dad has been hospitalized after being bucked off his horse and thrown into traffic. Officer Courtney Palma with the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office says a father and his little girl were taking a ride on their horse when the horse stopped short and tossed the two in the air. The father flew into oncoming traffic and was
hit by a passing car. The father was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive. The six-year-old girl landed on the ground without injury and away from traffic. The driver stuck around and will not be cited.