Wednesday 12th March 2014 – 3.45pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A teenage horse rider has been treated by ambulance crews following an incident in Staffordshire today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an equestrian centre in Penkridge shortly before 12:05pm this afternoon.
An ambulance, a community paramedic officer and a rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, from the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Cosford were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a teenage girl who was unconscious after falling from a horse.
“Whilst on scene the girl, believed to be approximately 16 years of age, regained consciousness and was treated for a head injury. The teenager was fully immobilised and conveyed to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“The doctor travelled on board the ambulance with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst en route to hospital.”