Horse rider seriously injured

Sunday 8th December 2013 – 7.00pm – John Hawker.

A horse rider has been seriously injured following an incident in Warwickshire this morning.

The incident occurred in Lapworth at around 10.25am.  A community first responder, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a paramedic and Doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman with a reduced level of consciousness after falling from a horse.

“The woman, believed to be around 50, suffered head injuries and also a wrist injury.  She received emergency treatment at the scene by medics and due to her condition was anaesthetised by the Doctor.

“She was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.

“The hospital had been pre alerted to the woman’s arrival and her serious injuries.”


Notes to editors:  We cannot give a more precise location of this incident due to patient confidentiality. 

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