Woman seriously injured after being trampled by horse in Shropshire

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Sunday 14th December 2014 – 8.30pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has been seriously injured after being trodden on by the horse she had fallen off in Whitchurch this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Black Park Road in Whitchurch at 12.15pm (Sunday). An ambulance, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman had fallen off the horse before being trodden on.

“Upon assessment ambulance staff and the medic found she had sustained a suspected fractured leg and a back injury. The woman was given pain relief before being carefully immobilised to prevent further injury.

“Once stabilised, ambulance staff conveyed the woman to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land for further emergency treatment.”

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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