Horse rider injured in fall

Tuesday 18th February 2014 – 3.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance 7

A teenager suffered back and neck injuries after falling from a horse in Brownhills earlier today (Tuesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field in Pelsall Road at approximately 11.25am. An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill and a Community First Responder attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The girl, who was 13-years-old, had reportedly landed on her back after falling about five feet from the horse. The girl remained conscious throughout.

“She was assessed and treated for lower back and neck pain by ambulance crews and had a pelvic splint applied as a precaution.

“She was then taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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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