Women fall in woodland – Church Stretton and Ledbury

Thursday 14th March 2013 – 5.20pm – Claire Thomas.

Two women have been taken to hospital after falling over in woodland in Herefordshire and Shropshire this afternoon.  

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Old Rectory Wood near Church Street in Church Stretton shortly before 11.45am (Thursday) and two ambulances were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was walking on a hill when she slipped a fell on a steep bank. Crews assessed the woman and found she had suffered an ankle injury in the fall. The woman was treated on scene before being carried to the awaiting ambulance with help from the National Trust. The woman was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.”

The second incident happened at around 3.30pm in woods near the Police Station on Worcester Road in Ledbury. An ambulance, a responder paramedic and paramedics from the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 58 year old woman had fallen whilst walking and had landed in a small gully. She had suffered an ankle injury. Crews gave the woman pain relief whilst they stabilised her ankle and secured her into a specialised carry stretcher. The crews then carried the woman to the awaiting ambulance before she was taken to Hereford Hospital.”



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