Woman, 72, flown to hospital after being trapped under horse near Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 13:24 04 June 2019

Emergency services attending the horse incident in Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms. Picture: Herts Police.

Emergency services attending the horse incident in Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms. Picture: Herts Police.

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A woman who was trapped under a horse near Potters Bar was helped free with the assistance of around 40 emergency personnel.

Police were called at 10.52am last Wednesday, May 29, to reports of a horse accident in Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms.

The accident occurred when the horse fell into a ditch, trapping a 72-year old woman underneath.

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The fire and rescue service and paramedics from the ambulance service led the emergency response, with assistance provided by police from Potters Bar and a vet.

Both horse and woman were safely freed from the ditch, with assistance from the nearly 40 emergency service personnel in total.

The woman was then taken by a Magpas Air Ambulance to Royal London Hospital, where she was treated for injuries to her pelvis and legs.

Her current condition is not known.

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