Air ambulance rescues woman thrown from a horse in Pitsford

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene
Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene
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A woman who was thrown off a horse in Pitsford was airlifted to hospital.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) attended the incident, which took place on a country lane in the village yesterday (6th May).

DLRAA landed at the scene of the incident at about 10.30am.

The 54-year-old woman suffered a suspected broken leg. DLRAA said 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 and Warwickshire.

DLRAA work alongside sister service, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, in providing advanced emergency care to those that need it most. The two services carried out 1,680 rescue missions between them in 2013.