Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fall from a horse sends rider to Trauma Center

Moreno Valley: On Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 12:17 PM, the Heartland Communications Center dispatched an engine company, and an ALS ambulance, to a reported "rider down" in the vicinity of Ashwood St and Willow Road in Moreno Valley.

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On the arrival of Engine Company 2 (Eucalyptus Hills Station) they assessed a female rider that had fallen from a horse (at full gallop) resulting in multiple injures and a period of unconsciousness. Utilizing the paramedic equipment on the engine the patient was quickly evaluated and advanced life support initiated until the arrival of the ambulance.

At the time of the incident the rider was wearing a helmet that certainly prevented a more serious injury.

The patient was transported to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center in San Diego by Medic 4 (Santee Fire Department). 

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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