Sunday 16th August 2015 – 5.30pm – Chris Kowalik.
A woman who landed on her head after falling from a horse in north Staffordshire has been flown to hospital.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to woodland near the Ramblers Retreat in Alton shortly before 11.55am today.
Community First Responders, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The nearest the land ambulance could get to her was one mile away and the crew had to walk the rest. It’s for that reason that the Midlands Air Ambulance was called for.
“The woman who is in her forties had shoulder and back pains. She was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar and was carried out of the woods to the air ambulance which flew her to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”
Pictured above: Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire waiting nearby.
Picture: Midlands Air Ambulance.