Woman airlifted following fall from horse

Friday 4th July 2014 – 10.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A woman has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a nasty fall from a horse in Kidderminster tonight (Friday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at Berkley Farm Equestrian Centre, Summerway Lane, shortly after 7.45pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance, with a doctor on board, to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a woman who it is believed had landed head first on the ground after being thrown over the front of the horse.

“To make matters worse for the patient, the horse then stamped on her head whilst moving away from the incident.

“Crews quickly assessed the woman and began treating her for a suspected fractured pelvis as well as head, neck and abdominal injuries.

“She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also had a pelvic splint applied.

“Pain relief was also administered before the woman was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on alert.”


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