Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – 5.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has been fortunate to escape more serious injury after he fell from a horse which subsequently landed on top of him in Leominster this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4110 in Mortimers Cross, near to the Mortimers Cross pub, shortly before 12.50pm and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was reportedly thrown backwards from the horse whilst out riding this afternoon. To make matters worse, the horse then briefly fell on top of him.
“The man, believed to be in his 60s, was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for suspected fractured ribs.
“He was given pain relief to help stabilise his condition before being airlifted to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.
“Considering the man was unlucky enough to have the horse land on top of him after falling himself, he is fortunate to have not suffered more significant injuries in the incident.
“The horse was uninjured in the incident.”