Equine insurance: Rider still unconscious after fall

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Equine insurance: Rider still unconscious after fall

Equine insurance policyholders have heard that an amateur rider who fell at a Fakenham meeting on Sunday (May 22nd) is still unconscious and sedated following the accident.

Isabel Tompsett, who was riding under trainer David Thompson, was unseated during the handicap hurdle and was knocked unconscious.

Her mount, a ten-year-old named Leopold, rolled onto the competitor as she was on the ground.

After sustaining a number of injuries, Ms Tompsett's breathing stopped prior to receiving medical attention and she was then taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and later transferred to Cambridge's Addenbrooke's facility.

An air ambulance had been scrambled for the rider, but she was subsequently moved by land ambulance to be given treatment for serious head injuries.

Commenting on Ms Tompsett's condition, Lisa Hancock, chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund, explained: "She remains unconscious and under sedation."

At the same event, Andrew Thornton rode to victory on See You Jack, to take the David Turner Trophy for top jockey.

May 24th 2011

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