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Horse rider in Cheadle airlifted to hospital

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: July 03, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A horse rider was airlifted to hospital after her mount landed on top of her - fracturing her pelvis.

The incident happened in land off the A521 between Cheadle and Forsbrook at around 12.15pm at lunchtime on Monday, June 30.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "The ambulance staff were told that for some reason the horse reared up unseating the rider. Unfortunately, after the 20-year-old hit the ground, the horse landed on top of her. The woman was complaining of pelvic and leg pain. After being given analgesia, she was immobilised using a pelvic binder, a leg splint and neck collar before being taken to the aircraft on a scoop stretcher.

"The woman was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment."

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