NHS staff injured after ambulance crashes in Bromley on way to elderly patient

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NHS staff were taken to hospital last night after an ambulance crashed into a car at Masons Hill in Bromley.

A London Ambulance Service vehicle is reported to have been on its way to an elderly patient when it collided with a Vauxhall Astra just before 7.30pm.

Emergency services have said the driver, 48, and a 40-year-old paramedic were taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital suffering back pain. The driver of the car, 41, declined treatment.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm that an ambulance crew, while on its way to a patient, was involved in a road traffic collision. They were shaken up.

“We sent another ambulance crew and a single responder in a car to the original patient, reported to be a woman in her 80s, who had taken unwell. She was treated and taken to Princess Royal Hospital.”

At 7.43pm Transport for London tweeted an image of two fire engines and two ambulances at the scene, with the A21 Kentish Way road closed northbound for a time. No arrests were made, according to police.

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12:58pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cherithporter says...

This is not the first time an ambulance has been involved in a collision.

Hope the woman makes a speedy recovery.
This is not the first time an ambulance has been involved in a collision. Hope the woman makes a speedy recovery. cherithporter

4:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

theman321 says...

cherithporter wrote:
This is not the first time an ambulance has been involved in a collision.

Hope the woman makes a speedy recovery.
And it won't be the last - any vehicle with blue lights and sirens activated is at more risk of crashing than your average vehicle on the road because of many factors - including other drivers not paying attention or making stupid manouvres. Crashes happen, you can't expect them not to.
[quote][p][bold]cherithporter[/bold] wrote: This is not the first time an ambulance has been involved in a collision. Hope the woman makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]And it won't be the last - any vehicle with blue lights and sirens activated is at more risk of crashing than your average vehicle on the road because of many factors - including other drivers not paying attention or making stupid manouvres. Crashes happen, you can't expect them not to. theman321

9:23pm Tue 11 Feb 14

RightSaidFrank says...

We obviously don't know the details of the crash.

However, I am appalled at how some people react when they see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching.

I have seen pedestrians trying to run across the road when they should stay on the pavement until the vehicle passes.

Car drivers who don't make way so they can be passed without hindrance amaze me.

Stop, look, listen, but whatever you do don't get in the way. It's common sense.
We obviously don't know the details of the crash. However, I am appalled at how some people react when they see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching. I have seen pedestrians trying to run across the road when they should stay on the pavement until the vehicle passes. Car drivers who don't make way so they can be passed without hindrance amaze me. Stop, look, listen, but whatever you do don't get in the way. It's common sense. RightSaidFrank

11:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

You went driving that Astra was you mouthalmighty?
You went driving that Astra was you mouthalmighty? sarfflondonbird

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