Saturday 5th April 2014 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.
A young girl received treatment by the ambulance service before being airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse in Stafford.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field off Pasturefields Lane, Hixon, shortly before midday today (Saturday). An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 10-year-old girl had reportedly fallen from a 12 hand horse. Ambulance staff assessed the girl and found she had sustained neck tenderness, reduced sensation in her left arm and altered sensation to both feet.
“The girl was given pain relief before carefully being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. Due to the nature of the girl’s injuries, ambulance crews decided to airlift her to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”