Horse rider airlifted from Warwickshire

Ambulance under clouds

Thursday 23rd January 2014 – 5.20pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling from a 17-hand horse in Warwickshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to stables off the A422 in Oxhill, Warwick, shortly after 2.00pm this afternoon (Thursday). An ambulance, an emergency care practitioner, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and two doctors and a paramedic officer from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base, who responded in a car, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 40s, had reportedly fallen from the 17-hand horse she was riding and was initially knocked unconscious.

“When crews arrived, the woman had regained consciousness but had sustained an injury to her arm and was in pain. The woman was administered pain relief to stabilise her condition whilst medics carried out a full assessment.

“The woman was fully immobilised as a precaution before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.”

 

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