Woman trampled as she lead horse

Thursday 23rd July 2015 – 11.15pm – John Hawker.

MERIT Van (from back)

A woman has suffered serious injuries after the horse she was leading bolted and trampled on her.

The incident occurred on Fockbury Mill Lane, Dodford, Worcestershire at around 6.45pm. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman was apparently leading the horse along the lane when it became spooked and bolted.

“Unfortunately as it bolted it knocked the woman over and trampled on her.

“The woman suffered serious facial injuries and also head and shoulder injuries. She received emergency treatment by the ambulance crew who treated her injuries and immobilised her using a spinal board and neck collar.

“The crew were joined on scene by the Air Ambulance Crew and MERIT Trauma team who also administered treatment before the woman was transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment. The trauma Doctor and Paramedic travelled on board the ambulance with the crew on route to hospital.

“The horse was found safe and well after it had bolted by the time ambulance crews left the scene.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident.

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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