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July 9, 2013

Boy kicked in head by horse, ambulance breaks down

WINCHESTER, Idaho — A 5-year-old boy, who was kicked by a horse, faced a difficult trip to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

KTVB reported that the boy was kicked by a horse on private property near rodeo grounds. He was taken to a medical booth at the rodeo for initial treatment of an apparent broken arm and head, neck and spinal column injuries, according to the report.

He was then sent by ambulance to the hospital, but the ambulance experienced mechanical problems and pulled over on the highway, according to the report.

A Life Flight helicopter had to land on the highway to take the boy to the hospital, according to the report.

Hospital officials could not release information about the boy's condition without his name, which has not been released.