Patients escape injury – but ambulance is not so lucky

Friday 8th July 2016 – 12.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A45 July 8, 2016

A road traffic collision involving two cars, a lamppost and a stationary ambulance thankfully left the patients uninjured this morning, but it was a different story for the ambulance involved.

Crews were at the scene of a car that had crashed into a lamppost and ended up in a hedge. They were treating the driver, a man, on the back of the ambulance, when a second car collided with it.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Stonebridge Highway and the A45 in Coventry at 7.25am this morning and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A45 2 July 8, 2016

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Responding to the initial incident, ambulance staff arrived to find a car that hit a lamppost and come to rest in a hedge.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was being assessed on the back of the ambulance when the second collision occurred.

“Thankfully, the original driver was uninjured and together with the two members of staff assessing him, remained uninjured in the second collision.

“Fortunately for the driver of the second car, a man thought to be in his 50s, he too escaped injury in the incident.

“The ambulance was not so lucky though and whilst it was drivable, it had to be taken out of service whilst repairs were made to the rear door.”

Ends

Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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