Horse rider flown to hospital in air ambulance after falling in Lilbourne

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The air ambulance was called to rescue an injured woman after falling from her horse.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were called out to the accident in Lilbourne on Friday.

The call was for a 41-year-old woman who was injured after falling from her horse.

The DLRAA crew received the call at 5.37pm and landed at the scene at 5.55pm.

A spokemsna for DLRAA said: “The patient had fallen on to her side and had sustained a potential chest injury. She was given pain relief by a DLRAA doctor before being flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.”

DLRAA works alongside sister Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance on collaborative operations at major trauma scenes as well as supporting each other by staggering their shifts during the summer months. Between them they carry out approximately 1,800 rescues a year.