Westpac Rescue Helicopter transports Bingara woman to Tamworth Hospital after horse fall

AIRLIFTED: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has airlifted a Bingara woman to Tamworth Hospital after a horse fall. Photo: Gareth Gardner
AIRLIFTED: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has airlifted a Bingara woman to Tamworth Hospital after a horse fall. Photo: Gareth Gardner

A FALL from a horse has landed a 55-year-old Bingara woman in Tamworth Hospital.

She will be taken to John Hunter Hospital on Thursday for escalated care, but remains in a stable condition.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew was called to Bingara Hospital at 3:15pm on Wednesday to take the woman for further scans after she suffered injuries from the fall.

“She had been riding a horse and came off somehow,” aircrew officer Glen Ramplin said.

“We have a fair few people come off horses, it’s a popular past time and unfortunately animals being animals they don’t do what they’re told.

“From time to time unfortunately accidents happen and it doesn’t matter if it’s on a property or on the road it’s a fact of life that these things happen to people- you can wear all the safety equipment and still end up hurting yourself.

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“People just need to try and be careful but unfortunately accidents are inevitable.”

The woman was in a stable condition when she was flown to Tamworth Hospital for further treatment.

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