Pensioner, 68, dies after being trampled by cows while walking her dog

October 11, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

A pensioner has died after being trampled by cows as she walked her dog in a field.

Sandra Wiltshire, 68, lived just a few streets away from the site of the tragedy and died at around 9am after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She had been walking her dog in a field next to Black Bridge in Chippenham, Wilts.

Cows similar to those that trampled Sandra Wiltshire to death as she walked her dog

Cows similar to those that trampled Sandra Wiltshire to death as she walked her dog (file picture)

They were both injured when they were charged at by the herd of cows – with one of the animals trampling the elderly woman.

Two horrified dog walkers discovered Sandra and her pet and rushed to a nearby street, Riverside Drive, to call emergency services at 8.38am.

Paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service rushed to the scene but were unable to save Sandra.  She died at the scene.

Her dog is being treated at a local vets for multiple injuries, including fractured hips.

Claire Usher, spokeswoman at Wiltshire police, confirmed that officers were investigating the incident.

She said: “We can confirm that officers were called to assist paramedics in a field near to Riverside Drive, Chippenham shortly before 9:00 am this morning.

“On arrival the body of a lady believed to be in her seventies was found.

“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death at this stage and an investigation will be commenced on behalf of H M Coroner for Wiltshire.
“Formal identification has not yet been carried out and officers are in the process of informing her next of kin.”

Riverside Drive is situated on the outskirts on Chippenham and overlooks a pretty river and fields.

A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance Service said they received a 999 call at 8.38am, with a paramedic arriving on the scene eight minutes later.

The paramedic reported that the women had gone into cardiac arrest and immediately began advanced life support.

“Unfortunately, ambulance clinicians were unable to resuscitate the patient and she was pronounced dead at the scene,” the spokesman added.

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