Horse rider in serious condition after accident in north Norfolk

Air ambulance crews were called out to help a horse rider who had been thrown onto a bridle way.

Anglia One, the air ambulance serving Norfolk and Suffolk, was called to East Runton on Friday afternoon to assist a 47-year-old woman rider who had been thrown from her horse on a bridle way. The horse had rolled on top of her causing suspected pelvic injuries.

The aircraft landed in a field close to the rider at 3.46pm, and East of England Ambulance Trust critical care paramedics, Andy Downes and Gary Steward and Dr Matt Warner, then administered pain relief before flying her to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in a journey which took ten minutes.

Her condition on arrival was serious but stable.