Woman horse rider airlifted

Monday 29th April 2013 – 6.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after coming off her mount and being stood on by the horse.

The incident happened just before 4.30pm on Monday afternoon just outside the village of Drayton in Worcestershire. The location was on a bridleway opposite Drayton Pool near the Robin Hood Pub.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle was shown to the scene by passers by. She was backed up by an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance staff were told that the woman had been thrown from the horse which then stood on the 47 year old a couple of times.

“She was complaining of neck and back pain but was fully conscious. She was given pain relief and was immobilised using a neck collar and scoop stretcher.

“The woman was then airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as a precaution.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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