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Woman airlifted with multiple injuries after riding accident

helicopter--west-midland-ambulance-serviceA woman believed to have been thrown over the front of her horse was airlifted to hospital in the West Midlands, England, on Friday evening.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service said the incident happened at Berkley Farm Equestrian Centre, Summerway Lane, Kidderminister.

An ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, and the Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene shortly after 7.45pm.

“On arrival, crews found a woman who it is believed had landed head first on the ground after being thrown over the front of the horse,” an ambulance spokesman said.

“To make matters worse for the patient, the horse then stamped on her head whilst moving away from the incident.

“Crews quickly assessed the woman and began treating her for a suspected fractured pelvis as well as head, neck and abdominal injuries.

“She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also had a pelvic splint applied.

“Pain relief was also administered before the woman was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on alert.”

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