A 50-year-old woman thrown from a horse near Philomath Friday suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported.
The local agency responded to the call at 11:33 a.m. June 9 to an area on Starker Forest land off Decker Road. A 911 call was placed by a friend who was with the victim when she was bucked off a horse, injured her back and unable to move, Deputy Chief Rich Saalsaa said.
Saalsaa said it took several minutes for the Fire & Rescue crew to locate the woman. The crew was prepared to carry her out via a litter rescue basket, Saalsaa said, but added, “Fortunately, there was a drivable path that allowed the ambulance to access the patient.”
The woman was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. Philomath Fire & Rescue crews assisted by walking the accident victim’s horse out of the forest to its trailer, Saalsaa said.
Fire and Rescue responded from Station 201 in Philomath, which included a duty officer, and from Station 203 on Llewellyn Road with a volunteer. The Corvallis Fire Department and two units from the Oregon Department of Forestry assisted.