NEWSFLASH: Horse rider in ‘serious condition’ after accident near Melton

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A horse rider is believed to be in ‘a serious condition’ after being flown to hospital by air ambulance after being in collision with a car near Melton on Saturday afternoon.

The medical helicopter arrived on the scene at 2.55pm to treat the male casualty before he was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) said: “The casualty was a man in his 60s. We believe he was thrown from his horse on to the road.

“He had injuries to his head and chest. We sedated and immobilised the man before flying him to hospital.”

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “It appears the horse rider was in collision with a car - a brown Nissan. The driver of the car was not injured and no arrests were made. Several people came forward as witnesses to the accident. The horse rider was taken to hospital by air ambulance in a serious condition.”

The incident happened on the Melton Spinney Road close to Scalford Lodge.

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