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UK woman is in critical condition after she fell from her horse

Rider on horseback enjoying ride until youths threw stones
Rider on horseback enjoying ride until youths threw stones
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A 28-year-old UK woman remains in critical condition according to an updated report on May 27, 2014 after she had fallen from her horse in a riding accident on May 17. Several youths were the cause of this accident when they threw stones at the horse she was riding.

At the time of the incident, the woman was rushed to the hospital in serious condition. She was hospitalized, received numerous tests and was placed under observation. Then, on Monday May 19, medical professionals allowed the woman to return home, but readmitted her the next day because she was suffering from severe headaches.

Since her readmittance, the woman was transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. She underwent surgery and has remained in critical condition since then.

The circumstances and information surrounding this riding accident are still somewhat sketchy. In addition, the injured woman’s name has not be released. The identity of the youths involved is still being sought.

What is known from the officials is that the Thurcroft woman was riding a large, white horse on May 17 near Duke of Norfolk Lane, Rotherham, when all of the sudden at least three young kids, age unknown or not released, began pelting the horse with rocks. The time was about 5:45 p.m. The horse panicked, bolted and the woman fell off. When friends came to the aid of the fallen woman, the youths took off.

She was treated and stabilized at the scene by paramedics, and was then rushed by emergency vehicle to the hospital.

Detective Inspector Steve Ashmore stated to the Star,

This incident shows the serious consequences of antisocial behavior.

Police is urging anyone who witnessed the accident, or may have information, to please come forward with assistance. Police is also interested to know if similar incidents have occurred. Officers will visit area stables to talk about this case and gather any available information.

The public is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 1204 of May 17. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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