Orton horse rider airlifted after fall


A horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after falling from his horse.  The 49-year-old man sustained suspected head injuries, despite wearing a helmet, after the fall at Sunbiggin, Orton, on January 2. The Great North Air Ambulance Service flew the patient to Royal Preston Hospital in 24 minutes where he arrived in a stable condition.

A horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after falling from his horse. 

The 49-year-old man sustained suspected head injuries, despite wearing a helmet, after the fall at Sunbiggin, Orton, on January 2.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service flew the patient to Royal Preston Hospital in 24 minutes where he arrived in a stable condition. By road this would have taken around 1 hour 3 minutes.

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