Ambulance carrying emergency patient overturns in ‘serious’ crash
An ambulance carrying an emergency patient overturned in a ‘serious’ crash in Leicester this morning. A member of the crew was injured, and has been taken to hospital. The patient was transported to hospital in another ambulance. No information has been released about injuries suffered by the patient, if any, in the crash.
Welford Road is closed at its junction with Asquith Boulevard while emergency services deal with the incident. The crash happened at 6.25am, and involved an ambulance and a car. : 4 men arrested at lunchtime brawl in Leicester city centre
Charlotte Walker, East Midlands Ambulance Service’s head of operations for Leicestershire, said: “One of our ambulances transporting an emergency patient to hospital was involved in a serious road traffic collision at 6.24am on 12 May 2022 on Welford Road in Knighton. Multiple ambulance resources attended the incident, including two paramedics in fast response cars, two crewed ambulances and a doctor in a car. “The patient on board the ambulance at the time of the collision continued their journey to hospital in another ambulance.
Following an assessment of both ambulance crew members involved in the collision, one of the crew has also been taken to hospital via ambulance. “The incident will be investigated by the police and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.” Want the latest news delivered straight to your inbox? Click hereto sign up for Leicestershire Live’s newsletters. .
Eyewitnesses to the crash have spoken of their shock at the crash. One Welford Road resident told Leicestershire Live: “I was leaving the house for work and I just couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought I had heard something earlier on like a bang but I definitely did not expect to open my door and walk out to a car crash with an ambulance on its side.”
The ambulance was flipped onto its side as a result of the crash (Image: Chris Gordon/Leicester Mercury)
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said: “We were called to an incident at about 6.27am this morning following reports and sent one appliance from Wigston Fire Station, one from Central and a Technical Rescue Team too.
Our teams safely extricated all people in the vehicles and then made the vehicles themselves safe.”
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said the crew member had suffered injuries which were “not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing”.
Welford Road remains closed while police continue investigations.
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