Woman seriously injured after falling from horse
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.