Published: May 20, 2012
Brent Knoll man air-lifted to hospital after being thrown from horse

A horse rider was air-lifted to hospital with suspected head injuries this afternoon (Sunday, May 20th) after being thrown from his animal near Burnham-On-Sea.

Ambulance crews and police were called to Burton Row in Brent Knoll at 3pm, as pictured here, after the man fell off his horse while riding along the road.

A nearby resident told that the man, who lives in the village, had suffered suspected head injuries. "We heard some noise outside and then the clatter of hooves as the horse ran off riderless along the road," he said.

The rider initially received treatment at the scene from ambulance crews before being flown to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital.

A green Great Western air ambulance landed in a field besides the road, as pictured here, because the Dorset and Somerset air ambulance was busy elsewhere.

Police closed Burton Row for almost two hours while emergency services were at the scene, directing traffic along alternative roads through Brent Knoll.

Pictured: The scenes in Brent Knoll on Sunday afternoon


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