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A Sunday morning horseback ride became a dangerous mishap for a rider and her horse. The woman rider was seriously injured after a dangerous fall from her horse. The accident occurred in South Warwickshire on Sunday morning, Dec. 8.

The woman fell from her horse around 10:25 a.m. in Lapworth. Medical teams responded very quickly – In fact, responding to the accident were a community first responder, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and also the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. The air ambulance was fully staffed with a doctor and a paramedic on board.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service had a spokesman that spoke to the Stratford Herald. He said that crews came upon the scene of the accident where a woman was on the ground in a reduced level of consciousness. She had taken a fall from her horse. It was estimated that her age was around 50. The unconscious woman had suffered head injuries and also had a wrist injury.

One of the emergency teams administered treatment at the scene. It became necessary to administer and anesthetic to her and the air ambulance doctor attended to that. She was then immobilized on a spinal board, was placed into a neck collar.

She was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for continuing emergency and medical treatment.

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