UPDATE: Ambulance crashes into car in Bexleyheath while on emergency call

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AN AMBULANCE crashed into a car on Watling Street in Bexleyheath this morning while on an emergency call (Jan 9).

The collision occurred shortly after 8am while the ambulance was responding to an emergency in Cassilda Road in Abbey Wood.

No injuries were reported and the three occupants of the car were checked over by a duty officer but did not need to go to hospital.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that while responding to an emergency call, one of our ambulances was involved in a collision with a car on Watling Street.

"It occurred just after 8am. We sent one of our duty officers to the scene. The three occupants of the car were checked  over but were not injured and did not need to go to hospital.

"Another ambulance was sent to the emergency call."

Police were on the scene to assist with traffic management in the area.

A Bexley police spokesman said: "We were called at 8.08am this morning. It was an ambulance and a car that were in collision.

"There were no injuries, only damage to the vehicles.

"It is not known whether the ambulance was on an emergency call at the time."

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1:00pm Thu 9 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

That weren't the same ambulance driver in Orpington yesterday was it? the one that nearly drove the car in front of us onto the pavement, as he pulled straight out from behind traffic on the opposite side of the road. He pulled out without giving a moments thought to the traffic on our side. Had he had the blue lights flashing and some indication he was going to pull out, we would have had time to pull over to make massive room for him to barge down. As it was the driver in front nearly hit the kerb getting out of his way, and the ambulance nearly clipped our car. If it is the same idiot, he needs to learn the tricks of his trade properly, like give drivers ample or fair warning etc.
That weren't the same ambulance driver in Orpington yesterday was it? the one that nearly drove the car in front of us onto the pavement, as he pulled straight out from behind traffic on the opposite side of the road. He pulled out without giving a moments thought to the traffic on our side. Had he had the blue lights flashing and some indication he was going to pull out, we would have had time to pull over to make massive room for him to barge down. As it was the driver in front nearly hit the kerb getting out of his way, and the ambulance nearly clipped our car. If it is the same idiot, he needs to learn the tricks of his trade properly, like give drivers ample or fair warning etc. sarfflondonbird

1:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Biffo. says...

Probably an ex bus driver then.
Probably an ex bus driver then. Biffo.

1:30pm Thu 9 Jan 14

rojo174 says...

Biffo. wrote:
Probably an ex bus driver then.
or a cabbie
[quote][p][bold]Biffo.[/bold] wrote: Probably an ex bus driver then.[/p][/quote]or a cabbie rojo174

2:56pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Biffo. says...

rojo174 wrote:
Biffo. wrote:
Probably an ex bus driver then.
or a cabbie
Steady on there us cabbies are knights of the road mate. Well proper ones not these Mr recently arrived in an old banger types.
[quote][p][bold]rojo174[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Biffo.[/bold] wrote: Probably an ex bus driver then.[/p][/quote]or a cabbie[/p][/quote]Steady on there us cabbies are knights of the road mate. Well proper ones not these Mr recently arrived in an old banger types. Biffo.

8:38am Sun 12 Jan 14

Teaspoon says...

Good luck to the owners of the car claiming any kind of compensation from the LAS! Ask to see their driving policy which states when they should give way to other traffic and how fast they are expected to drive in certain situations. My step daughter had her car written off by an LAS Zafira on an emergency call and got absolutely nowhere with them. My partner drives an emergency vehicle and he said they were in the wrong, but forget it, they were having none of it.
Good luck to the owners of the car claiming any kind of compensation from the LAS! Ask to see their driving policy which states when they should give way to other traffic and how fast they are expected to drive in certain situations. My step daughter had her car written off by an LAS Zafira on an emergency call and got absolutely nowhere with them. My partner drives an emergency vehicle and he said they were in the wrong, but forget it, they were having none of it. Teaspoon

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