Excruciating fall for horse-rider with broken leg

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A WOMAN was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital after falling from her horse and breaking her thigh bone.

The woman, in her early 20s, was out riding in Dronfield when she fell. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called at 11.30am, and administered pain relief and splinted her injured leg before flying her to hospital for further treatment.

Paramedic Phil Bridle, who attended, said: “The casualty was suffering a fractured femur, an injury that can be potentially serious because it can lead to huge blood loss. It can also be an incredibly painful injury.”

The day before, crews were called to Stanage Edge after a male climber fell 20 feet and suffered a suspected broken ankle.

He too was given pain relief and flown to the North General Hospital.

And a collision between two cyclists in the Peak District resulted in a 49-year-old woman being airlifted to hospital on Saturday.

She was suffering from chest pain and was immobilised before being taken to the Northern General.