Woman airlifted after a horse lands on its rider

Monday 30th June 2014 – 6.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A horse rider will not be going anywhere near a saddle for a considerable period after her mount landed on top of her fracturing her pelvis.

The unfortunate incident happened in land off the A521 between Cheadle and Forsbrook at around 12.15pm on Monday lunchtime.

A rapid response vehicle was first on scene and was backed up by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance staff were told that for some reason the horse reared up unseating the rider. Unfortunately, after the 20 year old hit the ground, the horse landed on top of her.

“The woman was complaining of pelvic and leg pain. After being given analgesia, she was immobilised using a pelvic binder, a leg splint and neck collar before being taken to the aircraft on a scoop stretcher.

“The woman was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”

Midlands Air Ambulance

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