Hillcrest: Thrown rider airlifted

2011-05-30 00:00

DURBAN— A 24-year-old horse rider was airlifted from a farm in Hillcrest after she was thrown from her show jumper.

A spokesperson for ER24, Derrick Banks, said paramedics arrived at the scene and found the woman lying on the ground complaining of pains to her neck, pelvis and leg.

She said she “landed hard on the ground” when the horse threw her while she was practising for show jumping.

She was in much pain and advanced life support intervention had to be performed with medication.

Te paramedics called in the Red Cross air mercy helicopter to take the woman to Life Entabeni Hospital because the poor road conditions could have aggrevated herneck and back injuries. — WR.

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