Girl in Wellington ICU after horse fall in Takapau

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The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called to rescue the girl who sustained head injuries after coming off the horse in Takapau. File
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called to rescue the girl who sustained head injuries after coming off the horse in Takapau. File

A teenage girl is in a serious condition at a Wellington hospital after falling from her horse and being kicked.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called at 10.30am yesterday to a girl who had sustained head injuries after coming off the horse near Takapau, in Central Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay Today understands the horse kicked her in the head as she fell.

The girl was attended to at the scene by an intensive care paramedic from Medics on Scene before she was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Medics on Scene is a new event medical services provider for Hawke's Bay.

A teenage girl is in a serious condition after falling off her horse yesterday morning.
A teenage girl is in a serious condition after falling off her horse yesterday morning.

A Hawke's Bay District Health Board spokeswoman said she was in a critical condition in intensive care at the hospital, before being transferred to Hutt Valley Hospital in Wellington yesterday evening.

A Hutt Valley spokeswoman this morning said the was in a serious but stable condition in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Earlier on Saturday a man in his 40s was also airlifted to Hawke's Bay Hospital after falling off his bicycle.

The helicopter was called at 1pm to Moawhango on the Napier-Taihape highway.

The man had sustained head and shoulder injuries following the fall from his bicycle.

"Intensive Care Paramedics from St John attended to him at the scene before he was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further treatment," the spokeswoman said.

The man was in a serious but stable condition in intensive care last night.

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