Air ambulance called to horse riding accident near Kettering

The air ambulance was called to an equestrian accident near Kettering

The air ambulance was called to an equestrian accident near Kettering

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A female horse rider was airlifted to hospital yesterday after she injured her leg when falling from her horse.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called to the equestrian accident at about 11am on Sunday (August 5), landing on the grounds of a farm near to the incident, which took place near Kettering.

Once on the scene they assessed the casualty for injuries and administered pain relief.

They immobilised her to keep her injured leg stationary during the flight to prevent any further injury.

She was then airlifted to Peterborough General Hospital for further treatment.

Equestrian accidents are often attended by an air ambulance due to their inaccessible locations and the type of injuries which are sustained.

Statistics show equestrian accidents account for approximately 10 per cent of all of WNAA’s call-outs.