Horse accident near Dish injures woman


A 63-year-old woman sustained neurological injuries to her back and neck after falling off her horse near Stanford's Dish on Saturday (April 16), according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.

Emergency dispatch was called at 10:50 a.m., Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said. The woman was airlifted to Stanford Hospital, but her condition is unknown.

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Posted by helmet
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Was she wearing a helmet? Seems like a lot more bicyclists wear helmets than horse riders, but a horse rider is so far higher up that they have a greater risk of head injuries.

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Posted by riding
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

A helmet is unlikely to help with back and neck injuries.

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