Palatine Woman Dead After Falling From Horse

PALATINE, Ill. (CBS) — A Palatine woman died this week after falling off a horse.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports, Renee Alm, 59, fell from the saddle on Wednesday at the Palatine Park District Stables, at 1504 W. Dundee Rd. in Palatine. She likely died where she fell.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports

She was found lying on the ground unconscious when first responders arrived at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Palatine police said. She was not breathing and had no pulse.

First responders tried CPR, but to no avail.

Alm, of the 900 block of West Carolyn Drive in Palatine, was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

An autopsy on Thursday found Alm died of cervical injuries from a fall from a horse and her death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Although the death appears to be accidental, police are conducting a follow-up investigation and are working with the Park District and the medical examiner’s office, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • inalienablewrights

    (Tongue in cheek)
    What a failure of government. If this woman had been licensed by the state for
    horse back riding she would most likely be alive. She was not wearing a seat belt or helmet and her estate will be properly fined. There is also the matter of damaged crushed shrubbery that was damaged where she fell that is not covered because this criminal was not carrying the mandatory horse insurance.
    Do what big brother demands of you. It’s for the common good. And bad things will not happen to you like this poor lady.

    **This is a public service announcement that has been paid for by money stolen from you at gun point.

    • Roberta Waker

      A woman died and you are making light of it; what kind of person are you? This woman had a family that is certainly devastated by their loss and you think it’s funny. Our sympathy goes out to the family of this woman who died while doing what she loved.

    • gfz

      This is my dear friends mother. How dare you make light of this you jerk. She left behind a beautiful family.

      • inalienablewrights

        gfz this has nothing to do with your friends mother. This has to do with using a news story – to write satire of some short comings of society.

        The news story on this web page is not a person – it is ideas and I used ideas to make a point – not a one of them directed at this woman but at society and it’s flaws.

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  • Nancy J.

    Thank you, Roberta, it is always a shock to read such horrible posts from people who seem to have no heart and/or sympathy for someone who had an accident and lost their life. Truly disgraceful. You asked the right question and I will ask it again, What kind of person are you, , Mr. or Ms. Wright?

    • Roberta Waker

      Thanks for the kind words, Nancy. Mr/Ms Wright has deviated from this accident and gone on a babbling course of accusing you and me of inaction on many issues NOT related to this accident. I did reply to his comment, however, even though it is not even remotely related to this story. His (?) words speak volumes about what kind of person he/she is and it isn’t worh our time to get into a rebuttal war.

    • inalienablewrights

      A thinking and questioning one. Unlike you Nancy and Roberta.
      And while we are the topic of sympathy where is your sympathy for the
      thousands you have killed by your inaction’s?

      Your inaction to make sure the defenseless can defend themselves. Instead they are murdered.

      Your inaction to stop the insane wars resulted in a million Iraqi civilians murdered.

      Your inaction to stop the FDA has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.

      You sit on your posteriors and allow your government to murder, steal from, and rape your fellow man and you Nancy and Robert have the unmitigated gall to lecture me about sympathy.

      • Roberta Waker

        How would you know if we take action on anything since you don’t know us? I am always on the phone and internet to our elected “representatives” to question and protest their actions. Any life lost is tragic whether it is lost from an accident, murder, or a war. You seem to be more concerned about the Iraqi civilians killed than our military who were sent to free their country. Will you defend barbarians that use children to kill and blow up innocent people? You are making a lot of allegations against me and Nancy which border on slander. You might want to be more careful on accusing people you don’t know of things you don’t know about. You accuse us of inaction; what have YOU done about the items you mentioned? You said “your” government, not OUR government, so I question your actions as well. Do you even live in the United States that you are so critical of OUR government? Again, I ask what kind of person are you?

  • InalienableWrights

    Since this POS software is acting up you will have to wait for an answer. Unless you want to give me your email address….

  • Jake

    You are an odd one, InalienableWrights. Quite inappropriate of you to use a sad news story about a woman’s death as your venue to vent. Just plain weird.

    • InalienableWrights

      You want to see weird? Take a look at the zombies around you. Unaware of anything of important in the world. Being so myopic and eccentric that they steal from millions of their fellow men and doom other millions to death and lives of desperation. Take a look in this paper and in the mirror if you want to see weird my friend.
      Someone needs to wake the zombies up….

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