Horse rider airlifted


Thursday 1st May 2014 – 10.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a horse riding incident in Shropshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called reports of a woman who had fallen from a horse in Stottesdon at approximately 2.50pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a woman who had become injured after falling from a horse.

“The woman, believed to be in her 20’s, was treated for a suspected fractured pelvis and a back injury. The woman was given pain relief and fully immobilised at the scene before being airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the woman.”


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