Horse rider airlifted with potential serious injuries in Shropshire


Friday 17th April 2015 – 8.45pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has received trauma care by ambulance staff and a doctor before being airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property on the A442 in Quatt, Bridgnorth shortly after 4.30pm this afternoon (Friday). An ambulance, a community first responder, 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 was riding a horse when she reportedly fell from the animal.

“Ambulance staff arrived to find the woman conscious and breathing but in considerable pain. Upon assessment they found she had sustained a suspected fractured pelvis. The woman was given pain relief before ambulance staff and the medic immobilised her to prevent further movement of her pelvis.

“Once stable, she was carried to the awaiting helicopter and flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”


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