Woman crushed by horse on Boulder County trail | 9news.com
x
Breaking News
More () »

Horse rolls over on woman on Boulder County trail

Several agencies assisted in the rescue of the woman, and she was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

BOULDER, Colo. — A 66-year-old woman was rescued Friday after her horse slipped, fell and rolled on top of her, said the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO).

The woman, from West Des Moines, Iowa, was injured when the ground gave way under her horse and the horse rolled on the Coulson Gulch Trail, about 13 miles northwest of Lyons, BCSO said.

The call came in at 11:12 a.m., and BCSO said the rescue lasted three hours. The woman was flown to a Boulder area hospital with life-threatening injuries. There was no information on her current condition.

>> The video above is about hikers caught in an avalanche on Torreys Peak

Initial medical care to stabilize the woman was given by the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk and Estes Park Paramedics, BCSO said in a release. 

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided a wheeled litter evacuation to a MedEvac helicopter crew, which administered further medical care and flew the woman to the hospital.

The agencies that assisted with the rescue were Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Estes Park Paramedics, Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk, Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District, Lyons Fire Protection District, MedEvac, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, and City of Longmont Button Rock Rangers. 

BCSO said they know of no injuries of the horse, and that it was able to walk away from the accident. 

 RELATED: Bear that got lost in Colorado's plains found in horse pasture

RELATED: Failed post-race drug test confirmed for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit

SUGGESTED VIDEOSLatest from 9NEWS  

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS 

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER for top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you. Get content and information right now for can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.   

DOWNLOAD THE 9NEWS APP 


iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n  

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE 

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA. 

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.