Tuesday 20 August 2019

Woman seriously injured after falling from horse

The woman was injured when she fell from a horse. Stock image
The woman was injured when she fell from a horse. Stock image

Ralph Riegel

A woman has been rushed to a Cork hospital after suffering serious injuries in a freak horse-riding accident.

The woman, understood to be in her 30s, was injured when she apparently fell from a horse she was exercising outside Youghal in east Cork shortly after 6pm.

It's understood she fell awkwardly onto a hard road surface.

The alarm was raised and paramedics rushed to the scene.

However, the woman's injuries were such that an air ambulance was on standby for a time.

Her injuries are not understood to be life threatening.

The woman was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious hip and leg fractures.

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