Three horse riders airlifted to hospital after separate falls



Three riders were airlifted to hospital following three different falls from horses on Saturday.

In the first incident, a 44-year old man fell from his horse in a field near Brackley at about 11.50am on Saturday morning.

A spokesman for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “The patient had sustained chest injuries in the fall.

“He was given pain relief, immobilised and placed on board the helicopter and flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further treatment.”

At about 12.45pm, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called to a stables in Cottesbrooke where a 39-year old woman had fallen from her horse.

She sustained back, chest and pelvic injuries and was flown to the same hospital.

Finally, at about 4pm the DLRAA was called to a 25-year old woman who fell from her horse in a field in Woodford Halse.

She was treated for back and pelvic injuries before also being flown to Coventry for further treatment.

The DLRAA work alongside the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.




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