Woman airlifted to hospital after horse kick near Long Stratton
Two people were airlifted to hospital with head injuries yesterday after a woman was kicked by a horse near Long Stratton and a man was injured in a car crash near Mildenhall.
Anglia Two, the aircraft operated by the East Anglian Air Ambulance, transferred two patients to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after separate incidents in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The crew were called to an incident at Fritton, near Long Stratton, yesterday morning where a woman had received injuries to the face and head as a result of a kick from a horse.
The air ambulance landed in a farm paddock and the patient was transferred to Addenbrooke's for neurological analysis.
At about 1pm, the same team were called to West Row, near Mildenhall, where a car had collided with a tree.
A young man, who was driving the car, suffered head and chest injuries and was also taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for neurological checks.
Gary Steward, critical care paramedic for the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust, said: 'These are excellent examples of the importance of an air ambulance transferring to specialist hospitals – rather than the nearest A&E. In both cases we were able to provide the appropriate care for the patients before swiftly transporting them to Cambridge for further analysis.'
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