Colchester: Woman rescued after being kicked by horse

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman who suffered back injuries when she was kicked by horse was rescued by the air ambulance.

The woman was left lying in the snow in a field in Peldon, Colchester, after she was struck by the horse on Tuesday afternoon.

Anglia Two, the air ambulance which usually serves Bedfordshire and Cambridge, was called to the scene because the Essex Air Ambulance was already on a mission

The helicopter, operated by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), arrived on scene at 3pm and the clinical crew of Dr Matt Warner and paramedic Tim Daniels assisted the road ambulance in assessing her and administering pain relief.

The patient was prepared for transit to Colchester General Hospital in Anglia Two which was flown by pilot Chris Sherriff. The flight time was five minutes and her condition on arrival was stable.

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Mr Daniels said: “This mission was an example of our partnership with the Essex Air Ambulance which means our crews can support each other and provide back up when one crew is already busy.

“This patient had been left lying in the snow in a field after being kicked by the horse. Anglia Two was able to land close to her so we could support the road ambulance team in attending to her.

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“The fact that we were then able to fly her to Colchester Hospital so quickly saved her a much longer and uncomfortable journey by road. We wish her well in her recovery.”

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