A WOMAN suffered facial injuries and was taken to hospital after colliding with a tree while horse riding.

The incident happened at the Bissell Wood Equestrian Centre in Kidderminster at 1.05pm on Saturday and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a community paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

A spokesman for the service said: “Due to the woodland location, crews had to leave the ambulance at the roadside and complete their journey to the patient on foot.

“On arrival, crews found a woman, believed to be 30-years-old, who had collided with a tree whilst horse riding. She was assessed and treated on scene for a suspected fractured jaw and broken teeth.

“After immobilising the woman, ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully transport her to the waiting ambulance on Deansford Lane before she was conveyed to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”