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"It did its job": rider credits hat for saving her life

A rider knocked unconscious in a fall has credited her helmet for saving her life.

Stafforshire-based show rider Victoria Leavesley was schooling a pony at home on 6 January when he fell and landed on her.

She was knocked unconscious and had a seizure before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

"My hat is now broken and no use at all, but thankfully the MRI scan of my skull, brain and neck was clear," Victoria said. "It has done its job and saved my life."

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Article written by: Rachael Turner

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