Saturday 9th May 2015 – 7.30pm – Steve Parry.
A horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after falling from her horse in Cannock Wood this afternoon.
The incident occurred at a location near Holly Hill Road at just before 3.20pm.
An ambulance, together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews had to negotiate difficult terrain to reach a woman who had fallen from a horse.
“The patient, believed to be in her forties, was treated for lower back injuries. She had to be carried for some distance through dense woodland to a field where the air ambulance had landed.
“The woman was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board as a precaution.
“She was also given pain relief before being airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
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