Woman taken to hospital after falling from horse in Kidderminster

A woman was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured jaw and broken teeth after she collided with a tree while riding her horse in woodland.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bissell Wood Equestrian Centre, near Harvington in Kidderminster, at 1.05pm on Saturday, where they found a woman, believed to be aged 30, who had collided with a tree while horse riding.

Fire crews from Bewdley needed to be called to help with a 4X4 vehicle to help carry the rider to a waiting ambulance on Deansford Lane as the collision was around half-a-mile into the woodland.

The woman was driven to Worcester Royal Hospital afterwards for further assessment and treatment.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Due to the woodland location, crews had to leave the ambulance at the roadside and complete their journey to the patient on foot.

“On arrival, crews found a woman, believed to be 30-years-old, who had collided with a tree whilst horse riding.

“She was assessed and treated on scene for a suspected fractured jaw and broken teeth.

“After immobilising the woman, ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully transport her to the waiting ambulance on Deansford Lane before she was conveyed to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

An ambulance, a community paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team had all been sent to the scene.