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Norfolk girl in horse collapse accident 'recovering'

A Norfolk teenager who suffered serious head injuries in a freak riding accident is expected to make a full recovery.

Former Norfolk cricket captain Carl Rogers said his daughter Olivia was now back at home after the horse she was on collapsed and died on 3 August.

The 14-year-old fell underneath the animal and banged her head.

She was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and was treated initially in intensive care.

The incident happened at a livery yard in Blackwater Lane, Great Witchingham.

"We didn't know for definite she would be okay until 3am in the morning when she finally came round," said Mr Rogers, 40.

Olivia was discharged from hospital on Tuesday afternoon to her home in Bawdeswell, near Dereham, and will have to spend the next two months resting.

Her father praised the efforts of medical staff who treated his daughter.

"When I got to Blackwater there were two helicopters there, she was on a stretcher and there were eight people around her, giving her treatment," he said.

"It's unbelievable that people can get that much help and the staff at Addenbrooke's have been tremendous."

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