Saturday 11th January 2014 – 5.45pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A man and a woman have been airlifted to hospital following two separate horse riding incidents today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the first incident in Whichford in Shipston on Stour at approximately 2.45pm this afternoon.
A rapid response vehicle, two community first responders and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were dispatched the scene. A rapid response vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service was also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had fallen from his horse. It was reported that the horse had also rolled over the man during the incident.
“The rider was treated for a back injury at the scene. He was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.”
The second incident happened 50 minutes later, when crews were called to Bayston Hill in Shrewsbury at approximately 3.35pm.
An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman who was suffering with back and pelvic pain after falling from her horse.
“The woman was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”