Woman kicked in the back by horse in Walgrave

The air ambulance in action
The air ambulance in action

A 22-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after being kicked by a horse in Walgrave.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance received the call after being asked to go out to the incident, which took place at about 8am on Tuesday, by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “The patient had been working with her horses when she was kicked in the middle of her back.

“She had fallen to the ground and was unable to feel any sensation in her legs.

“DLRAA doctors and paramedics worked quickly to ensure the patient got the treatment she needed as quickly as possible.

“She was carefully moved on to a specialised scoop stretcher and given much-needed pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.”

She was flown to hospital and arrived just after 9am.

DLRAA works alongside Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance on collaborative operations at major trauma scenes as well as supporting each other by staggering their shifts.

Between them they carry out about 1,800 rescues each year.