Horse rider airlifted to hospital

Wednesday 19th August 2015 – 5.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A teenage horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after being thrown from her mount in Warwickshire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field near to Five Ways Road in Wroxall, shortly after 12.45pm and sent an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a female teenager who had been thrown backwards off her mount. The horse subsequently, fell backwards on to the patient.

“She was treated for a suspected fractured pelvis and injuries to her ribs. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Thankfully, due to the fact she was wearing the correct safety equipment, including a helmet, her injuries are not thought to be as serious as they may have been.”


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