Colorado State House District 64 Rep. Richard Holtorf (R) takes a drink of coffee and listens to a speaker on the floor during a House session at the Colorado state capitol on Dec. 2, 2020. After Wednesday's session lawmakers do not reconvene until mid-January of 2021. (Forrest Czarnecki/The Gazette)

For the second time in the course of two weeks, a Republican House lawmaker has been hospitalized after sustaining an injury following an accident involving a horse.

State Rep. Richard Holtorf, R-Akron, on Sunday afternoon posted a message to his Facebook account indicating he was “involved in a recent horse accident at Buffalo Springs Ranch resulting in a pelvic separation.”

According to the message, the Akron Republican was rushed to Sterling Regional Medical Center then transferred to the Level One Trauma Center at Denver Health. He underwent a successful surgery and is now recovering.

The incident comes fourteen days after Rep. Mike Lynch, R-Wellington, suffered multiple fractures to his ribs and shoulder after a horseback riding accident. The House GOP Twitter account said in a message after the incident that Lynch’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was recovering from home.

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