Air medics scrambled after woman fell from horse in Northamptonshire

The air ambulance in action
The air ambulance in action

A woman was airlifted to hospital after being thrown off her horse in a country lane in Pitsford, Northamptonshire, yesterday (Tuesday).

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) attended the scene to help the 54-year-old woman at around 10.30am.

A spokesperson for the service said: “On assessment, the patient had suffered a suspected broken leg.

“She was given much-needed pain relief and her leg was placed in a traction splint.

“She was then immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.”

DLRAA works alongside its sister service, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), in providing advanced emergency care.

The two services carried out a total of 1,680 rescue missions in 2013.