Air ambulance scrambled after woman kicked by horse

An air ambulance was scrambled after a woman was kicked by a horse near Walgrave on Saturday

An air ambulance was scrambled after a woman was kicked by a horse near Walgrave on Saturday

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An air ambulance was scrambled after a woman was injured when she was kicked by a horse in remote fields near Walgrave.

The incident happened shortly before 9am on Saturday, September 7.

A spokesman for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) said: “We received a call for an incident in a field in Walgrave, Northamptonshire.

“A 45-year old female had reportedly been kicked by a horse. Due to the remote location and clinical urgency, DLRAA were best equipped to deal with the incident.

“The crew received the emergency call at 9am and landed adjacent to the field just over 20 minutes later.

“The patient was assessed for abdominal injuries and given medication to relieve pain and help reduce bleeding.

“The patient was then flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, where they landed just after 10am.”

DLRAA works alongside Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance on collaborative operations at major trauma scenes as well as supporting each other by staggering their shifts during the summer months. Between them they carry out approximately 1,800 rescues a year.